Before You Know It

Here’s an excerpt from a poem called Before You Know It written by my dear friend, Kyle Elden, over at Grace Intoxicated. She’s working on compiling her poetry into book form and I couldn’t be more excited for her! She’s a very talented writer and wonderfully awesome friend. I absolutely love the part “even more reasons to be fully alive, to move forward” … that’s some good stuff right there. Put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

Before you know it
you smile again
find yourself humming,
singing out loud when alone
a prayer of gratitude spilling from
your lips as you catch the sunrise
spreading light across the morning
soaking the sky with the deepest pink
imaginable
and you know there are a million
ways to hide from your heart
a thousand reasons to be sad or scared
but even more, even more reasons to be
fully alive
to move forward
as the hawks are called forth
to migrate, over and over again,
to wherever there is more bounty

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