ISLAND (a poem)

my mind is an island
away from the shore

a hidden location
isolated more

as each mile farther
we cruise on the sea

i wonder if you will
yet come across me


Nine days in! Amazing. Today’s post is a short one, but I definitely wanted to share this little guy with you all. “Island” is a sad little poem, and I’m not sure where it came from, but I still think it has a deeper meaning we all can find value in.

At least for me, I know that when I’m struggling, I lock myself up tight, and my mind is no exception. People want to know what’s wrong with me, but I feel as if the waves are carry me farther and farther away from land, until I eventually realize I’m too far out and I need to swim back to safety.

Of course, what if one gets so far out… That he or she must plant themselves in the middle of the unknown? And then… Things happen, and life goes on, and then aloneness sinks in?

Today I challenge you to be on the lookout for anyone who seems to have walls built around them, and just be kind. We never know what is going on in someone else’s world, and even a few moments of stopping to chat and show kindness will restore many people’s faith in this craziness.


Thank you guys for bearing with me in this time. I hope you all have a fabulous start to your week, and I will write more for tomorrow!

Until then,

-Katie Kay.