Saturday, May 3, 2014


The warmth of an individuals embrace

A moment of comfort

A way to say hello
I'm sorry

A term defined as:

to squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.

There is more power in a single hug

then there will ever be in a thousand words. 

I have experienced all sorts of strangely amazing hugs this week.

Hugs from old familiar faces

Hugs from people I love deeply

Quick side hugs

The memory of a hug.

Hugs from people I have watched grow up.

Hugs from a child

Hugs from a hero.

A sad hug.

A happy hug.

A hug that felt safe.

I'm not one to normally wear my emotions on my sleeve...

or in my back pocket at that...

I usually keep them locked in a safe that was dropped 
 in the Arctic Ocean 
under a thick covering of ice.

Safe from the world in a place where they will not be hurt, nor heard.

A catastrophic series of events occured this week which resulted in

the global warming of my soul

The ice covering melted away. 

An anchor pulled up that safe 

The safe that contains my feelings

Here they are

the stream of tears will not stop for more then a few hours

I have felt them all- even if for a split second.

I have spoken words that my pride would devour.

All I long for is for one of those amazing hugs I received to last a little longer.

My dogs don't have arms.

Here I am. 

for a hug.

There are more wishes then stars