Life is a flux. I remain grateful for the fullness...
I remain grateful for the grace that lets me smile and cry. Change is the only constant. And I will say, in my life, the other is love.
I Pray To Let Go
by Edith Lazenby
Sadness settles like a plucked dead chicken.
Endings seep into veins to let what is flow.
Tears stop behind my third eye and all I cannot
See begins to blind me and bind thought
Until the emptiness unravels and hope takes flight.
I pray to let go. I pray to love just because....
Sometimes change leaps hurdles when I don't look
And then I wake in a place that is not my own.
My heart no longer breaks. It is wide open.
All I know rests in a moment when grace unfolds
And I know what I must do so my heart will hold.
Edith Lazenby: “I love to write. I began writing poetry in elementary school. Sometimes I write poetry daily, other times not. I adore Mary Oliver, her way of embracing the light while acknowledging the darkness. I teach yoga full time and find the practice has grounded me deeper in my body and heart and helped me move closer to what I call spirit. I also now edit for Elephant Journal and write for them as well. I live with my 4 kitties. Life holds challenges yet with time I feel better able to live in the moment, moment by moment. All great teachers teach presence. I find each day is a lesson in being. The process of writing holds me and I find the craft teaches me something new each time. You may visit my blog here.
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