Happy New Year!

Look to this day,

For it is life,

The very life of life.

In its brief course lie all

The realities and verities of existence,

The bliss of growth,

The splendor of action,

The glory of power–

For yesterday is but a dream,

And tomorrow is only a vision,

But today, well lived,

Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness

And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.

-Sanskrit proverb by Kalidasa, Indian poet and playwright, Fifth century A.D.

Home – 2013

angry words stab like a sword
get out of my face

a quiet anger

vitriolic

haunting
please yourself

a fine line between love and hate

you ripped my heart out

my lover

my tormentor
how could you be so cruel?

shattered

broken

humiliated

I didn’t deserve this
with clenched fist and gnashed teeth

no longer

I’m not afraid to dream

eyes wide open