Poem: Take a Soft Step Back

It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted anything. I have no excuses, and also no apologies. It’s been a truly crazy year, and I simply haven’t kept writing as one of my top priorities. But sometimes I just feel inspired and motivated, and I wrote this poem during one of those spells. I think you’ll be able to find out its meaning on your own quite simply.


Take a Soft Step Back

Take a soft step back.
Feel the earth bend beneath your feet,
Toes melting into the dirt, stone, concrete.
Take time to look around.
See how your life is not what you thought you found.
It’s full of colour, full of light.
It’s heavy and it’s bright.

Take a soft step back.
Feel firm in your stance.
Ease your shoulders.
Take another glance.
Lift up your fingers,
Play with your time.
See what you’d do even just for a dime.
Readjust, prioritise.
Make life rhyme.
Shift your weight and pull up the sieve,
lifting your goals and dreams out of the muck of life,
like gold out of a stream.
Now place those rare pieces up on a shelf.
Make them the focus and you’ll find it helps.
You’ll feel balance and peace,
And when it’s time to release that creative spark,
It’ll more than just spit; it will catch fire to your soul.

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