i. the leaves fade slowly, their bloom of health slowly slipping away with each icy breath of wind. i see the skeleton of some lining the road. i am slipping away too, but life still flows through my veins.
ii. my leg swung in a smooth motion and the ball flew high and straight. for the first time in a long time, i let my laugh truly bubble up from the inside. for the first time in a long time, my injuries and my body do not define me. for the first time in a long time, i simply enjoyed life.
iii. we were both consumed in worship, worship and prayer. you and i, we’ve found our hiding place, you looked over at me and we exchanged a silent smile. and i knew. i knew that you would stand by me. and i will stand by you.
iv. i glided over the ice on wings of the wind, a dam broke, and my soul soared high. waved a moment, then disappeared into the clouds.
v. the drink was cold, but my heart was warm. i’ve found a bosom friend, a hair model, a talented musician and singer. maybe one day we’ll go flying down the trail on bikes made of wings, but until then, we’ll dance in the rain together.
vi. sometimes the numbness seeps into my bones and my heart shudders then lies still. when all i could see in front of my eyes was pain and all i could hear was those mocking voices. voices that carried tinges of evil darkness and dripping with contamination. please don’t make me go back.
vii. i saw that grand piano and my heart gave a leap. thank you for little reminders that You are thinking of me. to feel my fingers glide over the smooth keys is the best feeling of all.
viii. you loved him and i was happy. the little pearls of dew crawled up the side of my shoe and seeped into my stockings as shouts and music echoed in the sunny air. i saw your perfect pass and my heart leaped with pride. you two make a great team.
ix. you walked away. maybe you looked back, but i couldn’t see through my mist of tears. we’ll never be the same, but frankly i’m grateful, because we were born different. i’m sorry, friend, i’m sorry. but child, i’ll forever carry your burdens for you and wipe away your tears before they fall.
x. it’s been real. yes it has, and i’m grateful for each of your laughing faces. we don’t need to think out loud, because we understand each other through a simple smile. i love you all, introverts rule.
xi. i sat there and watched you, and a wave of pride swelled in my heart. i’m proud of you, proud to be called your sister. we played the piano together, and we will always play the piano together.
xii. cc. friend, i miss you.
xiii. i’ve lose the ability to cry. a tsunami wave of pain rises in my heart, and i’ve given up, but nary a tear falls. i’ve gotten too used to smiling, smiling and pretending. a tear fell later that night, as my lower body became numb and the vision blurred in front of my eyes, but still i stood strong. stood strong and played strong. thank you for the hug.
xiv. i cried out to You to take me home, and You picked me up gently and placed me on the altar. i found healing in Your warm embrace. You took me by the hand and showed me the rainbow above the rainclouds. You taught me to look beyond, beyond and ahead.
xv. love keeps its promises, it keeps its word. it honors what’s sacred, ’cause its vows are good. Your love’s not broken, it’s not insecure. Your love’s not selfish, You love is pure. You don’t give your heart in pieces.