There is broken stone under my feet,
toppled pillars, their carved surfaces
reduced to dust now filtering through
the stray rays of light.
The windows now wide open
like wounds, like the skies and seas.
This fallen cathedral is a signal,
this is holy ground
you may never tread on.
These ruins are my birthplace,
the dying light, my mother.
These stones are my bones,
the fractured columns witness
I am new,
And as I open my eyes for the first time,
the wind fills my lungs and kisses my lips.
And I am in love once more.
I am in love with the light
breaking through the clouds,
in love with a warmth
that I've never felt before.
In love with the seas beyond my walls
and the ivy beneath my feet.
I am in love with life
and what I am slowly becoming
Fiercely in love with the breaking
and the tearing: the shedding of old skin.
And I am happy
I am wild
I am free
I am home
May 30 - and now I began to come to terms with who I am and the power I have within me to recreate my life. The ruins I once believed myself to be can be made into something lovely