Tomorrow is a worry house that willingly, no one calls home. But it calls on them. Takes the mind in its uncertain hands and distorts it. Makes a fort for it and only spoon feeds it what-ifs and shoulds and cants and more what-ifs.
Today is as tangible as air, as dry sand in tight clutch.
The home awaits. How long we are looming over morrow’s gates is entirely up to us. And we won’t be freed until we realize the gatekeeper is none other than ourselves.
Atop my right shoulder, a gold raven perches. She tells me the weight on my shoulders will only be lifted when I see the gift in it. So I sit with it until we meld.
And before I know it, the weight lifts like steam and my ego melts.
In my letting go by becoming one with what hurts most, I become the stream and its coast.
Never underestimate yourself or your thoughts. They’re both powerful beyond measure!
Treyes: A fusion between the words “eyes” and “trees.” “Reyes” means “royalty” or “king” in Spanish.
Abstract artwork (originally entitled “Anything”) by Oloriel. Follow her lovely poetry and art-infused blog if you haven’t done so already: www.olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com
Poetry by yours truly. But I have to give Oloriel credit for that as well. This piece was only made possible because of this muse in mixed media art form. Thank you!
More collaborations to come! 😀
I’ve gotten a lot of naysaying “you can’ts” throughout my life, so this shirt seemed very appropriate.
Naysayers really don’t deserve your time of day. But maybe we can have compassion for them, as strange as that may sound. Maybe, just maybe these people have given up on themselves and feel the need to self-project their self-imposed limitations onto you. Chances are they don’t mean that YOU can’t do this or that, they simply believe THEY can’t do what you’re aspiring to do. They may actually think they’re giving you great advice and a “much-needed” reality check.
Perhaps some people are malicious and want to see you fail, but I’ll take a leap of faith and trust that most of these individuals are well-meaning and simply misguided. ❤
Actually, I can. Actually, you can!