dedicated to practice


to showing up

to moving forward despite injuries or illness

to discovering something deep within 

hidden potential 

pure will

to never saying no 

to never quitting 

to not believing that the odds are stacked against you

to betting on yourself

to incessant curiosity 


to the space to experiment 

to experience 

to wonder

to waiting patiently 

to breathing normally 

to stepping carefully

to moving slowly

piece by piece

word by word

to untangling


to listening deeply

to hearing the words and writing them down

to acting in the moment 

to belief 

to faith

to the most infinitesimal movement that created an avalanche 

to having a resinous voice

to words 




baby steps 

that reverberate throughout time

to the ones who do it

to the ones who jump over hurdles to get there

never stop

to the stare that will never die

to the people who are there every day

don’t quit

face the darkest fears

and conquer them

to those who find love beneath it all

to those who find strength

to those who find community

to the bond

to the trials and errors

and try try again

to the moment when all is seemingly lost

but isn’t

to the point of no return

to the dream edging into reality

to standing on your own to feet

to looking forward 

to making it a better place

all of it contained

in the moment

to the practice of the moment

to practice  

2 Comments Add yours

  1. danielion9 says:

    I like these “to” poems. They have a great cadence to them. There is a lot of terrible poetry out there. Thanks for helping to renew my faith in online poetry.

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    1. bjwany says:

      haha! I hear you on online poetry — nice that you found something else in this. I’m glad it had that effect. Thanks for sharing!


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