truth

“I can’t stand how we’re treated.”

Young girl to Charlotte City Council after shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

This goddamned country should be brought to its knees in shame. #Hate it!

I Have Learned So Much

I
Have
Learned
So much from God
That I can no longer
Call
Myself

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
a Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even a pure
Soul.

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed
Me

Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.

~ Hafiz

Day Three Hundred Sixty Nine.

your love etched itself 
on my bones 
carved its initials on 
every surface 
marking its territory
your love set fire 
to every nerve ending 
making every breath
a whirlwind 
a rush
pure adrenaline 
a calculated chemistry
your love is the magic antidote
the healer of all wounds 
the solution to
every tear shed
your love is the home 
of a soul ready to be
made new again 
nurturing parts of me 
i never knew existed 
your love
saved me 
but darling
my love 
saved you too