Today marks Day 30 of the Slice of Life challenge. Join me as I work to write every day in March – and beyond!
For T. You inspire me.
In the middle of a highly scheduled day
In the middle of a hard-fought moment of plan time
In the middle of a to-do list that has grown up to my eyeballs
In the middle of my anxiety about how I’m going to get it all done
In the middle of a technology outage
In the middle of wondering how on earth I will move forward NOW –
There is a note,
An email from a student,
A deeply felt, heart-heavy piece.
It stops me.
It takes me by the shoulders and says look,
Look at what I have given this world
Listen to me
For I give voice to
Which clamor for surface,
Despite our efforts to push down,
I will not be ignored
Or turned away
Or pushed down
I am your inner voice
And will I speak of light
And rising to the surface
And plunging down again
So speak to me
I am always there
Whether you hear me
Call me from the shadows
Beckon me from darkness
I will learn to spread light.