All I have in me.

{by Nish, The Outdoor Wife}

All I have is the unsung in me.
The unwritten, empty pages blank,
Words piled up thick behind the whites of eyes
and the skin of my teeth.
The tiny voice speaks bold and
claws out from fingernails,
Unspoken.

I have a heart of superglued glass.
I have the ink on skin
that bleeds out onto paper.

All I have is hellfire passion
burning slow and set aflame by only
one man’s touch. His.
He unearths me with gentle hands to
untamed skin and I am left
undone.

All I have left is breathing lungs,
pumping air in and out,
but I have my son, too
and he steals the breaths quick
with the small blonde wisps against his tiny ear.
I’m breathless now.

I have rusty cogs bound up in my mind.
I have the dirty earth on my hands and feet.

All I have in me, is the unspoken me.
This life. This moment.
None promised.
All given.

All I have in me is but a gift,
so what pours out must be
wrapped up in thankful.
I am thankful.

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Read Nish’s original post at The Outdoor Wife.
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12 Comments to “All I have in me.”

  1. loved this the first go-round, too. raw and beautiful.
    suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} recently posted..streams make glad

  2. Nish says:

    Oh look, a post of mine made it to @storybleed! http://t.co/oRmKeUc

  3. Robin Dance says:

    Poetic beauty from @theoutdoorwife on @Storybleed today. http://t.co/99cPFxJ #Inspiring #writing

  4. Amy Tucker says:

    Poetic beauty from @theoutdoorwife on @Storybleed today. http://t.co/99cPFxJ #Inspiring #writing

  5. Blissdom says:

    Oh look, a post of mine made it to @storybleed! http://t.co/oRmKeUc

  6. Love this one. // RT @PensieveRobin: Poetic beauty from @theoutdoorwife on @Storybleed today. http://t.co/v9lkz6H #Inspiring #writing

  7. Clark Minn says:

    I love this!!It is created with heart and with inspiration too…
    Clark Minn recently posted..Healthy & Practical Meal Plans for Weight Loss

  8. All I have is hellfire passion burning slow. Featuring @theoutdoorwife. http://ht.ly/6cu9C

  9. Nish says:

    Honored to be there. // RT @StoryBleed: All I have is hellfire passion burning slow. Featuring @theoutdoorwife. http://t.co/rzM2f6N

  10. Galit Breen says:

    All I have in me http://t.co/hTrcMWb by @theoutdoorwife on @storybleed <–Lovely, soulful

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