Poetry and Prose

Not all who wander are lost…

Not all who wander are lost…

They say ‘Not all who wander are lost”But perhaps lost is not such a bad place to be… It is the lost who contain the courage to step off the beaten path.To leave complacency behindTo question, to search. It is the lost who find themselvesIn […]

The first time I saw the ocean…

The first time I saw the ocean…

The first time I saw the ocean I was 20 years old. Growing up in MN, you couldn’t get much further away. I remember as a young child thinking of the ocean as some mystical Faraway paradise; In my mind sharks were the equivalent of […]

Meditation

Meditation

I’ve been watching Kyle Cease video’s and they are so inspiring. In one video Kyle talks about the 4 layers of desire: 1. What other people want you to do 2. What you want to do 3. What you must do 4. Who you are […]

My Favorite Shooting Star

My Favorite Shooting Star

I was trying so hard to hear all the beautiful words coming from his lips… But all I could process was his arm around me and his hand on my thigh and his kisses on my cheek and his patience as I stumble over my words […]

Choose to see the world

Choose to see the world

Choose to see the world as if we have a sun who shines for us, An earth that gives us bread, Bodies that work on our behalf. As if we hold in our hands the answers to many ancient questions, As if knowledge could somehow […]

Finding my brave

Finding my brave

I was going to post this picture before I left MN. This is a necklace I bought in Alaska which reads “Brave”. You’ve probably seen my posts about this before… I don’t feel brave, there are risks I have been too afraid to take, real […]

When Old Songs Bring Up Old Shit

When Old Songs Bring Up Old Shit

 We were together but for a moment We were together but for the length of a night. And in that short time span, I fell hard and fast for you I do that, I wish I was not that way I wish there had been […]

The Affair

The Affair

I’m having an affair with security. I’ve taken her trip and fallen. I woke up in her bed this morning with her arms wrapped around me. I pretended I was still asleep, I could not bring myself to leave. The sun rays shown in through […]

I Lost Myself to Gain an Experience

I Lost Myself to Gain an Experience

Sitting at the Juneau airport, I’m holding back tears. My heart is a mess and it’s not because I’m leaving. I get this way sometimes About traveling. Most of the time I love it, but there are hard moments too. Times of loneliness, feeling lost […]

Last Day on the Boat

Last Day on the Boat

The first time I rode on a ferry was just five years ago, traveling from Narragansett, Rhode Island out to Block Island. I had taken a job as a Stewardess on a river boat and we were traveling to the island to meet our new […]