angels and earth…

we make it a little softer here for someone

some of us just aren’t made
for how hard the edges are here,
for how slow pain moves,
or how lost light can get,
and how heavy it all can weigh…

we’re surely not made for how flawed humans love.

but while we’re here…
we can try to love a little deeper, and burn
a little brighter, and maybe, just maybe,
we make it a little softer
here for someone.

– angels and earth

– butterflies rising

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revival…

love will always outnumber, overshadow, and overcome

hatred feels thick,
and noisy,
like it imposes and takes up space,
but i have to believe it’s just the absence of things,
like an emptiness raging against itself,
that it’s no substance of power,
that it doesn’t get to make a permanent home here,
and that those who harbor it are surely not powerful,
and they don’t control this space,
that love can always fill the air,
and if those who are hellbent on hate
won’t grow, or change,
that awakened voices will bring revival
to this place…

that no matter how loud or heavy that
hatred can rage, i have to believe that love will always
outnumber, overshadow, and overcome

– butterflies rising

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woman to woman…

woman to woman, may we allow each other

woman to woman,
may we allow each other
the freedom to explore
all of the depths and variations
of our own femininity,
and not judge or condemn each other
for the layers and directions
of womanhood
we each choose to pass by or take on.
we will not all find and define ourselves
in the same way,
but as we find and define ourselves
let us not stand in each other’s way.

– butterflies rising

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freedom of spirituality…

Freedom From Religion

Freedom of religion
honors your freedom to your religion,
but it also honors…
the freedom from your religion,
the freedom to practice other religions,
the freedom of spirituality that isn’t
found through or bound by religion,
and the freedom from any religion at all.

It’s the freedom to believe what
resonates as truth for you and brings
peace to your soul.

– butterflies rising

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