Chapter 5: Struggles in Moonlight
65 poems in 16 months… This was a hard and emotionally draining time for me. Another relationship failed, I secretly slept in a hammock in an art studio when everyone left, and eventually – I gave up my Bodhi for adoption. It was an extremely trying time, but it was very beneficial to me. Ultimately, I found myself with nothing to lose, and ironically, I ended up gaining so much.
Some of my most favorite poems are in this chapter. Even though I can almost still feel the aches and pains from when I slept in the back of my truck a few times during these months, I still can’t help but smile. After all, as my Lily told me while I was falling in love with her: “You aren’t homeless, just temporarily house-less. You bring your home with you.” My response was a deep embrace.
The same air at the same time,
Our minds are different,
Her breath feels hot.