Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I visited my old identity, the accomplished, successful one.

I got all caught up in it, trying to relive the feeling.

But it was just my pathway to where I am now.

The one where I passed through hell, devastation, and despair.

The one where I saw the evil, cruelty and torture behind the success.

I dissolved those past influences over many years and with indescribable effort.

And I am here, now.

A listener.

Not jumping to fulfill someone else’s dreams.

Back in my own skin.

A calmer, quieter vision.

One where I can hear my own heart.

Live according to my own soul.

It sure was exciting there for a little while.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage