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Arizona @DaniLymanMoment

There's a whisper in the wind

It's soft breath against my neck

Palm leaves shuffle

Underneath its force

They rustle

Showering me with affection

The trees have always been here

Roots planted

Millenniums before I was born

Yet, they bow their branches to me

As if I am worth honoring

The sandy mountains

The waddling roadrunners

The wild javelina

And the stealthy coyote

Gather on the horizon

Where the desert meets the sky

They wait in silent anticipation

As the Prodigal Son arrives

I trade my shoes for pebbled dirt

My calloused feet

Wandering

On paths and roads

Not meant for me

Find comfort in the soiled earth

I welcome the release

I sit among the saquaro

And the desert trees

The wildflowers

Just now blossoming

They recognize my soul

And I recognize their cries

They too know

How it hurts to be alive


The burning sun

She knows my name

The watching moon

He knows my face

The speckled stars

Dance in place

All of heaven celebrates


I was ready for a reckoning


I am met with forgiveness


In windy winters and blazing summers

The desert life embraces me

Accidentally and on purpose

It heals the wounds that fated me

With its ever present echoing

“You are not alone"

It is the gentle hand of God

Welcoming me home


Name: Dani Lyman


Place of residence: Denver, CO


Favorite Quote: "Set me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame." Song of Solomon 8:6


Your one wish for the world: I wish we would treat others the way we want to be treated and use our words to spread kindness and truth.

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