Sacred center

Time, patience, and plenty of practice ~ worth the sweet reward. 🌼🧘🏻‍♀️✌🏻 ~Michele my image, Lost Dutchman State Park © 2023 MyInspiredLife


beyond the desert thirsty longings quenched by a waterfall of stars 🌠🌠🌠 Written for Fake Flamenco's May poetry challenge: write a haiku using the phrase "waterfall of stars" my image, Lost Dutchman State Park, Sonoran Desert © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Real can’t be rushed

Busy hands can amuse a longing heart –             a tuck and twist here                         a fold there a little time and a lot of paper mâché can craft dull surroundings into colorful abundance The heart may applaud the attempt by pumping more blood through veins             but don’t be fooled                         the heart is no fool It is …

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Tangled Flower Moon

Goodnight from the Sonoran Desert. 🌵 my image, Flower Moon 🪷 © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Love language

He painted her toes sandy. Blending all the elements, she wrote his name in the shape of devotion. The heavens responded ~ turning the sky into his fiery passion and the sea into her pulsing rhythm. 💞 ✨✌🏻✨ ~Michele my image, Solana Beach, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Paper Bricks for Pages Blank

Dog-eared corners and worn spines on thousands I’ve stepped One after another a path of books created a foundation for me to explore, learn, and connect Along a path of paper bricks I’ve stepped Into valleys that attempt to turn lost souls into prisoners the words of others did comfort and protect Across stages where …

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Early Influencers

Before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, and other countless platforms             that I don’t (care to) know about viewers were influenced through one screen, not multiple streams and likeability was based on talent not the number of likes or follows             for the most part Women entertainers worked harder than men it’s true, they had to             to …

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Soft Landing

I will encourage you to fly and cheer you on when you choose to soar. I will ask the changing winds to grant you gentle favors. When you need a companion, I will spread my wings and fly with you. When your wings grow weary and need a rest, I will be your soft landing. …

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On the edge

Being on the edge can be many things, including where hope finds its way in. ✨ Bask in it. ✌🏻 ~ Michele my image, La Jolla, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Mornings like this

Poetry exists for mornings like this The jasmine is bursting Orange tea leaves are steeping A gentle rain is falling One drop now thousands Last night’s wishes offered to the stars on me, now fall Your essence etched across my heart I retrace softly and slowly, all that you are I live for mornings like …

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