December 15, 2017

I Let Go & Discovered Beauty like Never Before. {Poem}

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Jungle definition:
When I first came here
I owned bras with underwire.
And then suddenly I didn’t anymore.
I can’t remember the last time
I wore shoes that covered my toes
Or showered with warm water.

When I first came here
I looked at the trees.
I saw beauty—but really, I saw nothing.
Then I saw fruit.
Then I saw medicine.

For all the bugs that bite me,
And the very, very, very bumpy roads that I ride my bike down,
There are blue butterflies and clear seas.

It’s a paradox.
It’s timing and relationship.
It’s orders and patterns that re-present themselves
That let us see the potency of change.

Its all of this.
It’s everything.
It’s just me.

Sometimes all I can see are the spiders in my kitchen.
But sometimes I can see
The nearly transparent thread they weave
Connecting it all.



Author: Meghan Tolhurst
Image: Audrey Reid/Instagram
Editor: Callie Rushton
Copy Editor: Catherine Monkman
Social Editor: Lindsey Block

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