Archive for Poems & Ponderings, my previous blog:

Mother - May - I ?
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Twizzler Moments
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Notes from a Sparrow
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Message in a Bottle
Monday, January 28, 2013

September Already?!?!?!?
Saturday, September 15, 2012

May 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

June 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011

May 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011

April 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011

March 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011

January 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

December 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November, 2010



December 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I pull my hood up and wait for darkness, stuffing a crushed granola bar in my mouth for dinner. I'll spend the night in my tree and walk to the train station in the morning. It’s already December but the air is still warm as spring. A million stars twinkle in the blackness. When I was little I thought heaven was on the other side of the stars. I thought if I could climb the tallest tree and grab the lowest star, I could swing myself up and climb into heaven.

Then I learned how big the universe is. There are hundreds of stars we don't even see. Maybe other universes too. I could travel in space forever and still not reach heaven.

It doesn't matter. Even if I could climb the closest star, I’d stay tucked right here. Right here in my favorite tree. Making sure everything I love stays the same.

from Someberries & Pearls (unpublished)