Dead Sea Bitterness


And I know I shouldn’t raise my voice, but inside I want to shout at you:
Get the hell out of bitterness!
Fight and push and scream to get out!
It’s no place to stay for long

Bitterness is dense like the salty Dead Sea
It can feel great to float on the surface for a while
But it’s hard to get out, to push your feet down to the bottom, back to solid ground
Like the Dead Sea, it’s toxic water

And denial will only keep you alive for so long

I want you alive…

The Things We Sacrifice

6tnyptjp6u-samuel-zellerso we break up
me and you
and we divide our life between us:

you get the guilt
I get the grief
we both get the missing

I keep some of our friends
you keep some of our friends
and some disappear in the middle – without the ‘us’ there is nothing for them to hold on to

you give me our everyday places – I get the cafes, the beach, the sun
you get the wind stroked islands and the long summer nights
without even noticing, I give you the whole northern hemisphere!

I get to keep my laughter
but I give you the sudden ugly faces that always made you smile
I leave them with you – no one else shall ever know them

I give you music – the music is yours!
but I find my dance
my swirling dance of freedom

no one gets the compass
no one gets the map


we sacrificed

as we humans do, when we leave parts of us behind
forget them in places, forget them in people
in relationships
in love



You say we’re a mystery to you
I frown

Ok, I’ll give away the secret:

The rip will get you out
The waves will get you in
Paddle, wait, catch, and enjoy the ride!

There isn’t really much more to it than that


We’re not easy

You’ll get pushed under by our currents
bashed by our waves
cut and bruised by our hidden rocks

We will hurt you


We’re not consistent

Just as you think you know, we’ve changed
The tide has come, the wind has altered, the current has moved within us
You’ll never fully understand us
And neither will we

We are not still
We are never still


But we are not a mystery
We are not here to be solved

Just love us for exactly what we are