The poem “Foundations” is about the comfort found from mentors and more experienced travelers of the same path. Without their aid, the person seeking to find themselves is at the mercy of external and internal phobias.
When foundations are not present by the virtue of life’s path self-assurance becomes adrift among the shoals of consequence a destination is partially glimpsed across the span of rolling swells
once placid waters endure the storm by aftershocks of the ground shook paradise at last found still shrouded in the heavy fog without a guide a way is lost across the tempest of life tossed
the hazards are from lights leading to reefs of blight with no interest for the welfare of the voyager who seeks to dare the safe journey may be assured by the beacons pointing to the shore
with the knowledge of the path traveled in the distant past these foundations disavow the ugly lies that have no love in their place the self will find the assurance of soul and mind.
The poem “Heart Rebounds” was inspired by a social posting about the angel Aziraphale from the series Good Omens. The piece included the sentences, “This is an angel who is about to get his heart broken. This is an angel who is about to lose his faith, forever. But he’ll find it again, sitting in a pub, two bottles down and a charred book of prophecy in his hands.”
Angels still have a heart and a faith that may depart if the world damns this soul beyond the limits of their will
the vaulted heavens aren’t enough to sway the spirit from despair when mere mortals are much worse than imps from realms far below
eternity is the sentence’s span for the ones self-condemned found divorced from the grace of salvation the high embrace
still some hope must persist to save the lowest from their ilk in this place the lost are found and once again the heart rebounds.