CoDA Weekly Reading: 8/15/17

From: "CoDA Weekly Reading" <>
Subject: CoDA Weekly Reading: 8/15/17
Date: August 15th 2017



Little one,

where did you leave your wings?

Buried at the back of your desk cubby

in the classroom?

On the soccer field

when you missed the goal?

The eleventh time you were told

children are not to be heard?

Were they smothered, choked,

and bound by shame?

Remember when that boy

placed a kick-me sticker

on the back of your heart

in the lunch line?


I can tell you how to find them.

When gold coins become sea foam,

look under your pillow.


The Blue Light


I am all you need.

I have been here the entire time


for you to look for me

within yourself.

You know I am here.

Truth is my name


I am truth,

yet the mind entertains

fanciful fleeting fantasies

needing to be special,

to be noticed

by another form?

That game is tried--


aching agony,

watching you chase it.

This approval-love is hollow,


The watcher reveals

the shell,

cracks it,

breaking the spell,

and you return to me.


- both by Carla F. 6/24/17

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