The Reach of Words

book window to world sketch ImEvee.jpg

‘The Reach of Words’

The best words

are not of the mind.

They reach past

right in

to the warm cavity of your chest

and squeeze there.

They stir

the inner rumblings

of your soul

and part clouds.

So hold

the rare shining ones -

book, poem, song -

in your warm palm.

Place your brain

on a shelf

but open the hidden cabinet

of your heart.

Let them journey there.

Art by ImEevee.

Jessica Wilbert