“Just moments after the breakup
you stare across the expanse
past the passion that ravaged you and asked you to leave.
Everything you knew to be true is now unrecognizable and it washes up on shore.
You want more than ever to feel beautiful.
You gaze at the azure blue like jewels
but note the flow is rough with edges left in shipwreck,
pieces of mountain taken down by lack of faith,
and I love you’s clinging to broken suitcases.
But it’s authentic, it’s yours, and there’s more.
You believe you’ll get through by saying I love you
to your life. You get up and begin again.
It’s a new day and whales and all that you want
sing in a distance you are learning to be intimate with
because your breath connects you with everything
when you let it. Your fear won’t stop you
so you plop in the sand and make an angel in the wake
trusting the change to be your chance you choose to make something of it.
You raise yourself as the mermaid you are
determined to live freely, fully, beautifully
beside the dolphin angels and friends you’re about to make.
You promise yourself to take time for magic every day, and make it so.
You know how to do this now
you’ve got your flow and glow on
and a song in your heart, the song of the sea.
You dreamed of this moment as a child
when you would go beyond the limits of
the world they taught you, to a world
so wildly creative it catches you each time you fall
and crash. So you can laugh even in your grief.
You can relax and reel with all that’s real
and not always know the way to go.
Your intuition, like music will pull you past the ache.
It’s crazy, really, the amazing way
your sweat already heals you.
Your tears free you. Your heart
leads you to this shining place
you wouldn’t trade for anything~
A place of pearl and moon
where you are her, mer
made of salt, heart, and stars.
Yes. This is the moment after heartbreak
where you come home to yourself
and know it’s ok and incandescent
as you dance just as you are.”