He Touched The Sea

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be incarcerated for 12 years? Imagine also that you are innocent of committing any crime. In fact, you’re the victim. This is what happened to a friend of mine. If I then tell you that he is an asylum seeker, does that change how you're feeling? Last week my friend was released. When I found out Continue Reading

The Blossom Tree

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Last summer they went out to the garden together. Just the two of them. They found a warm patch of black earth and began digging. It would be a home for the bare gnarly sapling in her tiny hands. “Can this be my tree, Daddy?” He didn't know why he hadn't thought of it before. "Of course it can be your tree." Every weekend she put on her Continue Reading

Late Night

Listening to the song. Again and again. The spell it has on me. Rain in the moonlight. Steady drumming of my heart. Unbroken humming. Sweet breaths of sleep creep under the door. Alone at last. Curling into the sacred corner of the night. To be awake. To be still. To be free. To rise and soar. And remember no more. Hold me in Continue Reading

This Girl

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This girl. She’s a firecracker. She’s a siren. She's a bright vision. She's a shooting star. She’s the wisps of imagination. She’s the spiral of a storm. She's the words of an ancient muse. She’s sunlight. She's chiming bells. She’s tender fingertips. She’s whispers of grace. She heals me. This girl. She’s Continue Reading

The Restart

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It seems that all my bridges have been burned But, you say that's exactly how this grace thing works It's not the long walk home that will change this heart But the welcome I receive with the restart       ~ Roll Away Your Stone, Mumford & Sons   For every day you stay away from writing, the harder it is to get back into it. Continue Reading