Convinced

You
Didn’t
Exist

I
Traveled
My
Lonely
Path

The
Scales
On
My
E­yes

And
My
Thrice
Wounded
Heart

Kept
Me
From
Seeing
You

At
Fir­st

But
My
Soul

Recognized

Saw
You

True

You
Are
A
Wonder

And
My
Whole
World

Raw
Emotion

Intensity

Connection

Coursing
Like
Electric

Through
­My
Veins

I
Want
To

Shine

With
You

For
All
Eternity
For Matty
First
Losses
Are
Always
Hardest

Waited
Up

Until
Your
Brothers
R­eturned

The
Commander
Doesn’t
Mince
Words

Each
One
Slices
Throu­gh
Their
Hearts

Realization
Disbelief
Anger
Grief
Pain

They
Mourn
In
Their
Own
Way

I
Mourn
Too

But

There
Is
More
Work
To
Do

Months
Later

At
Your
­Shared
Grave

We
Do
Our
Duty
To
The
Dead

We
Never
Realized

How
­Hard
You

Crashed

Until
Years
Later

When
The

Reverberations of your memory

Can
Still
Be
Felt
Me
Into
You

How
Well
We
Blend

Like
Cream
Into
Coffee

Like
Rain
On
Dry
Earth

We
Absorb
Each
Other

Light
Dark
Gray

­Until
We
Become

Two

Indistinguishable
From

One

Independent
In
Our
Uniqueness

Undiluted
By
Our
Joining

Still me
Still you

Yet

Together

So
Much
More

Never
Lessened

By
Our
Coming

Nor
Lost

By
Our
Going

Even
Now­

Across
This
Distance

I
Feel
You
Jen Snow May 17
Sunlight
Pierces

Skin
And
Bones

Like
Diamonds
In
Brilliant
Crystal
Blue

Revealed

Just
Barely
Defined

Yet
Enough

Water
Clothes
Delicate
Limbs

Like
Fine
Linen

Adorned

By
Glittering
Droplets

Vibrant

Alive

With
Each
Beat
The
Hear­t

Breathes

Future

Into
Existence

And
Spirals
Out

Concentric
Orbits
Ripple
Outward

Searching
Feeling
Finding

Where

The
Edges
Of
My
Fragile
World­

Begin
Jen Snow May 13
I
Felt
Your
Rain
Today

A
Distant
Thunder

Raced
Across
My
Skin

Your
Absence

My
Anticipation
And
Pain

The
Old
Man
Tells
Me

You
Are
Lucky
And
Young

And
At
­23

He
Says
I
Know
Nothing

About
Life
Or
Love

Maybe
Someday
I
W­ill
Know
If
He
Is
Right

Until
That
Day

I
Wait
Breathless

For
T­he
Roiling
Clouds

And
Tempestuous
Winds

Of
Your
Storm

To
Overwhelm
Me

Once
Again
Jen Snow May 12
She
Was
Perhaps

The saddest woman

I

Have known

She thought she would marry well

Doctor
Lawyer
Professor
Politician (dodged a bullet there)

Not a philandering
School psychologist
With a similar sad
Cruel
Background

She never got over
Princess Diana’s
Death

Or

The
Failings
Of
Prince Charles

The end of another fairytale

Was
Simply
To
Much

Or maybe it was

The
Loss
Of
A
Second
Vicarious
Future

When
Her
Daughter
Finally
Fled

To
Find
Her
Own
Life

Away
From
The
Misery

In
Which
She
Was
Grown
Jen Snow May 12
Invisible bindings

Hold

Some
Friends
Hostage

In
Unhappiness

Self imposed

It must be true

We
Are
Born
To
Follow
The
Destiny
Of
The
Past

Locked
Forever
In
Cycles

Inescapable

Until we see them for what they are

A choice

To
Be

Or

Not

I look back

At them

Still
Tethered
To
Their
Pain

And
Sigh

Thankful

For
The
Sight

To
Chose

But
Broken
Hearted

For
Those
Who
Cannot

Free

Themselves
Jen Snow Apr 29
New
Today
I
Released
You

Mother
Father
Ex-lover
Ex-husband
Old friend

Love I hoped for
That you
Could
Never
Give

I
Followed
The
Path

Past
The
Stone
Water
Gate

Through
The
Red
Fire
Reeds

To
The
Sea

My
Heart
Was
Loathe
To
Release
You

I
Didn’t
Want
To
Be
Lost

Even
Pain
Is
Something

D­estruction
Before
Creation

The
Incense
Burns
Away
The
Past

And
­The
Sea
Buries
All
Sorrows

In
The
Early
Morning
Mist

I
Am
Born
­Anew
Jen Snow Apr 21
I
Used
To
Think
Endings
Were
Sad

Things
Change

People
Move

Life
Continues

Now
I
Know
Better

Sometime­s
Endings
Are
Karma

The
Universe
Intervenes
To
Prevent
Us

From
Settling
For
Something
Or
Someone­

Less
Than
We
Deserve

Truth
Always
Will
Out

If
We
Can
Quiet
Ou­r
Hearts

Long
Enough
To
Listen
Jen Snow Apr 6
Life
Is

Endless
Creative
Process

Not
Around

But

Through

Each­
Of
Us

We
Build

Our
Own
World

Some
Dark

Built
From
Fear and Pain

Some
Light

Built
From
Love and Beauty

Change
Is
The
Brush
That
Colors
Us
All

Denied as a truth
we suffer

Accepted as a reality
we thrive

Let go
Of
All
That
Holds
You
Back

Become

Incredible
Amazing
Unbeatable
Enduring
Iconic

Everything

You
Know
Yourself
To
Be
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