I have to write.

It won’t let me stop.

Doesn’t matter that I

Have nothing to say.

I’ve said it all before,

The same sorry tune.

Nobody wants to hear it again,

Least of all me.

How dull, how lifeless

I have become.

My joy is dissolving,

I don’t know why.

I have asked my heart,

It doesn’t answer.

I want nothing, no kinds words

They won’t help. I am lost.

The longing continues,

The emptiness deepens.

I want to sleep in the forest,

Walk along the mountain sides,

Watch the hawks circle

in the updrafts,

and find my place in it all.

To be where I belong, to come home to me, once again.