I look for you before breakfast,
hair uncombed, in my pajamas.
I listen for you in rain’s rhythm,
my older son’s words,
my younger son’s sleepiness,
and in the movements of our cats.
I sense you in my hands,
gently gliding along the soft hairs on my face,
between conscious thoughts.
You’re a dream and a song,
truth mixed with whatever we all wait for,
so much unspoken just behind our eyes.
I pick up my pen and begin.
Heidi Baker is a second-generation poet and story teller whose writing reflects inner landscapes shaped by journeys of miles and other measures: from Illinois to Arizona, work to home, childhood to adulthood to parenthood. Gentle, imaginative, full of honesty and wonder, her clear writing captures the sacredness of everyday moments. In addition to her growing body of published works, Heidi creates space for other writers, youth and adult, through facilitation of workshops and groups.