Running away with me

This house appears in my dreams

regularly, unexpectedly —

so many levels and I am drawn

to the very highest floor, a beautiful space

with wooden ornately carved walls,

ceilings and floors, a relic

it seems from an earlier time.

There are secret niches

and rooms you can open if you know

just where to press the panel.

No one else ever seems to know this place

and so they make themselves comfy

in the lower levels, spacious rooms

with little reading alcoves

and a ballroom for dancing.

When I awaken, sometimes

I reconstruct it in my imagination

losing all the significant messages

I am trying to tell myself

and instead focusing on architecture.

In both realms, waking and dreaming,

it is a diving board

and when I fearlessly jump

I recover lost parts of me.

I’ve been singing alone in a sacred space

and only right now

do I hear my own voice.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: imagination

True Love’s Message

I want to tell you: create

a sacred space.

You could meditate or pray,

dance or run,

walk reverently through the forest.

Scream, howl, yowl, yawp

or sing rounds in harmony.

Hold hands in silence, meeting

your loved one’s gaze.

Open your heart to receive

signs from an Oracle,

decipher the coins in I-Ching throws,

the meaning of the great blue heron

or the medicine of the red clover

at your feet.  The heat

of a crystal found at the beach,

once you nestle it in your hands.

The smell of baking cookies

or the salt tang of the sea.

The sunrise, the sprinkling of stars right above

your questing head are calling.

Let go of your doubts.

I have been here and I return to tell you

I am a constant flow of love,



always trying to catch your eye,

to trade smiles, to touch your heart.

I am fierce, unrelenting, passionately

constant in a way

humans can’t grasp,

shifting uncomfortable limbs

or running to the bathroom,

napping, grabbing a bite,

taking a break.  I am from another dimension,

deep, all-embracing, focused

on you.  Please open your heart.

Please let the signs show the way.

Just for this one moment,

let go of the story

and breathe in the love

so we can be together

as we always are

even when you close your heart

and pretend.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: constant