A poem on healing.

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There comes a time
to set down the shield —
the perfect way
you learned
to self-protect,
now ready to move
beyond
unraveling the story
of each unique scar.

Set down the shield.
Tend the wound,
give love
even from the place
where love wasn’t given.
Do this true work,
holding places
to heal,
becoming more whole
in…

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A poem on the moments of love beyond words.

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I see you,
closest in the middle
even through
distant reach —
wisp of hair and flash of eyes,
too far removed
to render anything
but the seeing itself.

It is perfect just as it is:
this moment of love,
simple
even in the passing
you know
what needs to be said:
I love…

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A poem on transforming longing.

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When you find yourself
looking for love,
searching
scrolling
for next best thing
never arriving —
rather just be
here
exactly this shape
perfectly landing.

Rather than looking
for love,
be in love.
See the ways you already are
now, within love
swimming
seamlessly
in this beauty-drenched world
beckoning
play, delight
savoring each taste,
fully…

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Deborah McNamara

Deborah McNamara

Sustainability & Climate Activist. Yoga Teacher. Author, Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting. More: www.debmcnamara.com