dear madam

a certain emptiness leaks in, takes over and, somehow, in its shallow depths, drowns what was once a persistent heart.

unsureness must have fountained dear certain emptiness. absence has yearned for longing. and the anticipation of presence met by absence has surely nourished its seeping sinewy fingers.

a certain emptiness leaks in. dear forlorn heart must not give in.




to practice mindfulness requires patience of the mind and the body. 

his world

he saw pictures of thesis defenses and completion certificates
of graduating and being honored, 
of black robes and glasses of champagnes of celebrations,
of going home to start changing the world
for the better.

who would have thought. 

two school years gone
in a world that could have also been his,
in his world that never was.

he feared losing his way to the world he conceived his.