Just a few blocks away – a poem for those who desire

There are moments

of aloneness

that seem to stretch out

all the way to the horizon

that you cannot see beyond.

There are nights

of disconnection

from anyone or anything

that pull the longing

for love

right out of your chest

and force you to stare it

square in the eyes.

How can we be here

without suffering?

Please know that I ache

just as you do.

I dream big




of togetherness

of goodness

of adventures

that haven’t yet

been realized.

And in the space

that exists

between now

and what is yet to come

I pray for you

to know you

are loved

you are worthy

you are being considered

by the generous spirit

of life.

Want what you want.

Feel no shame.

And let desire

break you all the way




Let it move you.

Let it shake you.

Let it alter you.

Let it embolden you.

But do not allow it

to cause you suffering.

For if desire brings suffering

it is not desire at all

but doubt in disguise.

Call it what it is.

Call it by name.


And whisper love

into its very bones.


over and over and over,

You will become…

You will become…

You will become…

until it loosens its grip

on your diaphragm

and you feel deep breath

is possible again.

And in that moment

of aloneness

let your soul feel

the fullness

and the beauty

of your lived desires


their happy arrival

with the uncontainable joy

of a child

hearing the telltale melody

of an ice cream truck

just a few blocks away.

Yes, be like a child!

And do not suffer.

Be like a child

and reach out.

Reach out

even farther

beyond that horizon

you struggle to see past

to the place

that circles back around

to exactly where you are

right now.

The place

you always have

and always will


in continuity

with yourself.

In the center of

an abundant universe

that has everything

you desire

in stock.

Like bubble gum ice cream.

Just a few blocks away, my friend.

Just a few blocks.


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