Kindness in Simplicity


Everyday kindness

Greets me in simplicity

Compassionate friends

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

*watercolor by TCChiu

My Own Skin


Being in my skin

Letting the soul

Slip and slide

Clumsily through

My vulnerabilities

And awkward uncertainty

Enjoying the tug of war

Called balance pulling

At my heartstrings.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2013 

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