The Long Way Home

Take the long way home.
Look around as you roam.
Don’t be afraid to believe
that love will set us all free.
Take the time to view places
you once knew. Watch as
grey skies turn blue. Listen
to sounds you once heard.
It takes too long for letters
to become words. Sit. Wait
as time drives us to our fate.
Take the long way home
and take time for yourself.
The long way always helps.

Heavy Heart Rd.

My heart weighs heavy

As these tears start flowing.

You and I were not ready

For the day now showing.

Heavy and full,

my heart pumps faster-

And fills my soul

With thoughts of disaster.

The sun showed up

not casting your shadow

as if that wasn’t enough

my waters became shallow.

“Why?” I ask. “Why me?”

The only words coming out.

For without you, I couldn’t be

And I say that with zero doubt.

Hard to swallow, I lift my heart

To relieve myself of this heavy load

And spread my arms out so far

Welcoming others driving this road.