Friday, August 20, 2010

The Ache

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for Patricia Malia

There is a question aching within your Soul.

I’ve heard it in the quiver of your voice,
seen it in the dip of your eye.

Only you can truly hear it.
Only you can authentically answer it.
Only you can act unabashedly upon it.

“Oh which way to go?” cried
in the melancholy
of morning and night.

Curse the Universe for failing
to supply the directions.

Heels in a proverbial quagmire
at the crossroads.

Let yourself ache into the awareness
that all the roads lead to
where you are right now.
This moment.
At this crossroads.

And, the fricken train doesn’t run on schedule.

Yes, I know.

Take in a deep breath Sister and lift your eyes.

Listen to the wind in the late summer grasses -

"Do you love yourself enough?"

And, the parched stems bend over further…

"Do you love yourSelf enough?"

Breathe out Sister and look inward.

In the instant that the answer becomes “Yes!” -

No hesitation.

Do the most courageous thing you’ve ever done.

© 2010-2013/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out" (


  1. This is so beautiful - thank you so much for sharing yourself.

    1. Absolutely something so profound in soul searching. Loved it. Suzi Penzien Kary

    2. Much gratitude, Suzi. Deep blessings...