captive bird

a poet lives in my heart



not well-tended


a poet lives in my heart

her song fills my spirit

gives me wings to fly

yet grounded

I remain


a poet lives in my heart


yet content

warm hands

lips pressed to my soul


a poet lives in my heart

and the moment I set her free

is the moment

I disappear


(c) Xaka León 2013



[love is more thicker than forget]

love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky
(read more love poetry here)

how do you live?

The fact is…we will all pass from this world.

The fact is…we can’t take any of our possessions with us when we do.

The fact is…people matter more than things.

The fact is…our lives don’t always reflect that truth.

a moment with Shel Silverstein

I like Shel Silverstein’s work for children. I always keep a copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends, because it’s important to remember to be silly and creative.

Here is a poem that speaks to the heart of this life, no matter our age:

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me—
Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.