Falling into Silence is a collection of poetry, prose, and photography that observes a changing world, the darkness it holds, and the light that is sure to shine through. To be released in 2020.
at the center of our chests, we can feel the murmuring of all the sorrow we have ever suffered, all the loss we have ever endured, and the rattles of our dying desires. but there also rests all the fire to burn them away to ash, torch an unforgiving blaze, and shine infinitely brighter than any star in the night’s sky.
give a name to your anger. then give it a reason. scarce are the times we will find the focus enough for the two to ever line up. crooked are the ways we deceive ourselves. simple are the ways the mirror reflects.
what power does a blade have to sever the air? a barking ego can never bite at your silence.
may caution always meet us at the crest of our aspirations. for as radiant as they are, they can obscure those small moments of magic moving through us right now. myopic eyes mesmerized by the vast horizon of an alluring future can never take witness to all that scintillates before them. each uncelebrated dazzle is only met with a desire for something more. and there is not a wind in the sky that will elevate the flight, nor a vision willing to unveil itself, to the crippling blindness of such ingratitude.
such are the ways of this life that the ones we hold most dear can be gone in an instant. and for however brief the days, weeks, months, or years that we shared with them, they leave an imprint on our soul that is so indelible it forever changes who we are, and who we will become, and what makes us laugh, and what brings us to silence. when we try to remember who we once were before we ever came to love them, there comes a profound realization that we are now a stranger to ourselves. the tears shed from this understanding are often the saddest ones of them all. and while there is no promise that we will ever be purged of this pain, held high before us, with these scars now stitched together as our new skin, is the reminder that we once loved and the challenge to love again.