finding a way

finding a way to thrive

nestle your body in the cracks and

allow your own feet to root

reaching for the goodness

beyond knowing

that gives a soul rest

the truth is

it’s so easy to get wrapped in others

but you can’t bloom if you don’t know

who you are

let the sun turn in you

and remind you of your

own tenderness and knowing

plant yourself in the footsteps of your own kindred

finding the treasure in the yellow flowers, red clay and ponderosa pines

that rise within