By Emily George


I enjoy the freedom to love who and how I choose.
I revel in the loves that last an hour, a week or months.
I delight in letting love set its own course,
following its twists and turns.
I relish in the tender moments with someone I have just met,
staring into each other’s eyes and deep discussions.
I have fallen in love with the connections and excitement.
Yet, when I am alone,
outside, watching the lightning spin crooked spirals
and jagged lines across the sky,
I can see your eyes.
I listen as the sky drums out its deepest beats.
I feel the rhythm of your heart.
I close my eyes,
And feel the cold drops of rain find their way down my body.
I imagine it is your fingertips.
The clouds dance as the wind swirls around and away from me.
I feel our love.
Our love will be a dancing, twirling thing,
but it won’t need to be chased.
It will just be.
It will sweep us up
and encourage us to get lost in it.
With you I will find a new kind of freedom.

Emily GeorgeEmily George is a teacher and writer learning to embrace her past as part of her identity.

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Editor: Dana Gornall



The Tattooed Buddha

The Tattooed Buddha was founded by Buddhist author Ty Phillips and Dana Gornall. What started out as a showcase for Ty's writing, quickly turned into collaboration with creative writer, Dana Gornall and the home for sharing the voices of friends and colleagues in the writing community. The Tattooed Buddha strives to be a noncompetitive, open space for the author’s authentic voice. So while not necessarily Buddhist, we are offering a dialogue that is aware and awake to the reality of our present day to day, tackling issues of community, environment, and compassionate living.
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