intention

good news
for the hopeless:

to set an intention

means to plan
for hope
even if
especially if
you don’t feel it yet;

to set an intention

means to plan
for faith
not because you feel it
but because you dare;

intention
comes from the Latin
for stretch

& set
is an old word
for sit;

so

to set an intention

is to sit with yourself
no matter how hopeless
burned out
weary
even faithless
you feel.

& as you sit with yourself
& all of your pain
in time you may find
your spirit moves
stretches
reaches
through it

in a way that can only
be described as
miraculous.

so sit with yourself
dear one
& reach.

3 thoughts on “intention”

  1. Your poetry is illuminating Jenna. Like a buoy in the middle of a turbulent ocean, it reminds me that I am not foolish for having hope β€” in spite of the chaos that surrounds me β€” your words encourage me to KEEP REACHING FOR MY NORTH STAR. No matter the day. No matter the weather. #dontgiveup 🌟 πŸ’«

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