if i had to pick one word
to describe my mom

it would be ineffable

she is beyond comprehension
her love has transcended
beyond every dimension
she exceeds every meaning i can see
i swear she puts the stardust
in the way my light bleeds
she is everything
beautiful about this world
weaved into a blanket of
incandescent vitality from above

i want to hug my soul so hard
for choosing such a woman
to be my guidance of love
she not only birthed me, clothed me,
and fed me as any mom innately would,
but she extended her heart in ways
that most humans on this earth never could
even imagine having the power to do
she lights up every single room
and leaves love dripping from
every corner too

she supersedes all roles she takes on,
and she continues to find ways
to make my life a dream
to say i am thankful
is infinitesimal in expressing
my gratitude toward all she has given me
in just my short 23 years of existing
she is truly beyond any poem or any rhyme
i could ever find— she is the most delicate
manifestation of the divine

i know not everyone has the ability to say
they have a mom that loves them
in this unconditional way
but we all have someone in our lives
—blood or not—
who has picked us up and guided us back
toward our light when the darkness attacks

and so if you’re still reading this
i hope you take the time to remind
this person from time to time
just how much they mean to you
even if you can’t put it into words
just hug them and tell them
they’re appreciated
because life is too short
and love is too sweet
to silence the drum
in our hearts
that they beat
keep your Love
close to mine
this world does not
define your kind
i'll stick by you
through all you do
even when your
heart is strewn
i'll paint your worries
with my mind
replace your broken
parts with mine
your light
it guides me
so i shine, unrefined
we intertwine
through all time
you'll never find me
far behind . . .
for my best friend, chelsieanna marie <3
these perpetual punches
that life seems to throw
during our darkest
of moments
are much-needed
stepping stones
of pain for reaching
the highest peaks of You
and i promise that when
the storm of falling is over
the growth will create your
most favorite story line
of whoopsie-daisies
which smell a lot like
the scent of BRAND NEW
& when you drink in the view
i hope you fall as deeply in love
with the punches it threw
as you do with what grew

our souls came to bruise
in galaxies, too

let the LOVE
you form for you
be as formless as the
the SOUL it soothes
it’s ebs and flows
bring you to sea

so you can see
reflecting you
with Cosmic Sight
your darkness grew
a brighter LIGHT

at first WITHIN
but just be still
and watch as it
begins to fill
all you SEE
with all you seek
your clearer sight
forms new beliefs

the clouds all part
to let you RISE
as you let go of
what won’t bloom
and dance away
the heat of june

the summer Sun
has grown with you
its shining through
the cracks they left
your losses GLOW
with every step

this new selflove
you won’t forget
since the first day we caught eyes
a whole year has gone by
sometimes you just seem
like an illusion of mine

like our lack of time

we may always be
seas away and
dimensions apart
but the quieter you get
the louder i can hear you
in the drumming of my heart
there’s a Light in you
Divine Sight in you
do not forget your
Cosmic Roots

can you recall
all those falls
that led you
to much
higher places?

different faces
don’t mistake
the same
they come
your way
until the day
you change
your ways

reactions are
a choice we make
but never have you
made “mistakes”
your redirections
pave the way

i won’t be frank
i see the Sun
in all you’ve done
the moon it rises
with you as one

your DNA
is from above
with chromosomes
of endless L O V E

there’s nothing wrong
with what you’ve done—
a miracle, you have become
the light is always there
at the end of the tunnel

you just have to
keep moving forward
and open your heart up to
the infinite forms it may take on

like that of a warm hearted human
or hidden gems that only locals know
as it shines through his sea colored eyes
and dances off of his tri-lingual tongue

and i could float through this vibration
like it was the water i breathe
and the food i need

because something about the humidity
leaves me sweating out
all of the losses i ever cried about

while the heavy heart of this island
and the fire in his eyes
reminds me of glitter filled skies
that find the sense i need
for all of the mysteries
this world begs to know

and i know i am not from here
but this place takes me home
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