Listen Carefully

Listen Carefully January 7, 2020

You know someone loves you

when they put the moon in your

tea to calm your worry. You know

someone is honest when they put

what they’ve broken before you,

not out of anger, but softly on a

pillow in the middle of the house.

You know you’ve found your family

when they come over, no questions

asked, and listen carefully, even when

you have nothing to say. And to dream

of birds circling ahead of you as you

wander through a sunlit field means

you are about to meet a friend who

will touch your soul. But if you dream

that you can breathe underwater, it

means you will save someone in the

days to come. We are touched by

fantastic things that seldom speak.

So be careful not to turn away the

mute angels who are waiting.


A Question to Walk With: Describe someone who loves you and how you know this is true.

This excerpt is from my book of poems in progress, The Song Gives Birth to the Singer.


*Photo credit: Engin Akyurt

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