inspiration-audio

Spiders once nestled in my hair,
webbing their way into my
innermost emotions, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

Mice scattered across the empty
unpolished floor of my heart,
scratching at what was left, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

Mosquitoes nibbled at my skin,
as if I were an irresistible
morsel of fresh flesh, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

The wasps, they came one by one
to sting, with no end in sight,
to devour what was left, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

Children laughed and played
as only they can do, but I
could not hear their thrill, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

The breeze whistled and blew
the leaves from the trees; still,
I could not sense it, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

The sun rose each day, as it
is bound to, yet I could not
see it with infirmed eyes, but now
you are my greatest inspiration.

You caused vermin to leave me in peace,
the children’s laughter to delight me,
the breeze to cool my senses,
the sun to rise and shine on me,
the moon to light my way; now,
you are my greatest inspiration.

-jc

2015

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