Quietness and Solitude

In this moment

of quietness and solitude

I find the beauty that surrounds me.

Blue skies,

that hold the biggest of dreams

green trees,

that keep them all safe

beautiful flowers,

that smell like sweet candy,

and a warm summers breeze

that takes me back to you.

Sweet kisses

and fingers entwined

we lie beneath the stars

and dream.

All at once, everything is different

in this moment

of quietness and solitude.


A portrait of my life
waiting to be painted
with all the colors of the world.
I’ve waited all my life
to find comfort
in unspoken words.
To listen to the soul of another
without judgement,
without fear.
To find truth
in a beating heart
other than my own.
To feel safe
in the arms of my lover,
both stripped and naked
beneath our surface.
To feel more than pain.
To love more than hate.
To find strength
in the darkest of moments
will only set me free,
to paint my portrait
with all the colors of the world.