In her bones

As she
turned off
the old lamp
she caught
a glimpse
of her tired eyes
staring back
from the mirror
her life flashes
before her eyes
lifes regrets
fill her heart
her once
strong words
no longer
carry their weight
as she
closes her eyes
for another long
empty night
the final
cold winter
sets deep within
her bones

Just thinking

There are times in your life, that you sit back and think wow. You think about all the things you survived, when at a time you didn’t think you could. You think about the heart breaks, the ups and downs, the dark rainy days, the beautiful sunny ones and every day in between. You think about how awkward you’ve felt in your own skin over the years and at many points throughout your life. You think about what could have been, what should have been and what will be. You think about all the dreams you gave up on, about all the ones you still want and strive for. You think about the friends you’ve made, and how they’ve shaped you into a part of who you are. The ones you’ve lost and the ones who have drifted. All making a difference, in some way. You think of how time moves so quickly and it’s hard to keep up at times. Hard to hold on, when you feel your hanging from the edge of the earth.

And then you think, of how small we actually are in this vast space. How insignificant most things are. How much we could change just by starting with the person in the mirror. You think about what truly matters in this world, in this life.

Love one another but most importantly, love yourself. It all starts there.