No Pain

When the pain comes,
I don’t hide. I show
myself. The pain comes
in waves – to say hello
and goodbye. I wave
back. I tell myself;
it will be okay. Today,
I go without feeling
pain – with nothing
but good thoughts –
inside my brain. Now,
I feel good. I feel free
as I walk today’s path.
I walk to a distant tree;
I take small steps to
a new life and I forget
about the pain I felt.

Transcendence 

The steps I’ve made

and the years I’ve seen

Allowed me to appreciate

the time in-between.

The days go by;

my clock keeps ticking

Faster and faster

to match my thinking.

Thoughts and memories

fade into the abyss,

Leaving behind

what will be missed.

But the changes

that I see help me

Envision a new

place to be.