Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cosmic Relations

Cosmic Relations

The biggest blessing
The biggest burden
Pour out of his mouth

Every path leads out of town
Homes float on their foundations
The sky has been liquid turmoil
For days

The weirdest taste of
I’ve ever had
Fills every cell in my body

The world smells like
Potential unfurling
Each breath caught
In my chest
Releases a longing
Not yet met

Sadness is washed away
In the storm
Of a life lived
Inside a heavy cloud

When Venus kisses
The sun tonight
I can watch
in sync with the
Signs no one can confirm

once in a lifetime events
In a week
Must be something to this thing called

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cheating Time

cheating time and circumstance
she finds some old poems

still containing Real

words spilled from her heart
to the page
distilling essence to be shared

she decides in her own favour
makes a request - a veto
and dissolves the pressure
of a deadline

the party starts
everyone knows the right song to sing

the way to feel in this moment

she extends herself
stretches the window open
to let the butterflies escape

birds cheer at her discoveries
light fills the room

she puts on another pot of coffee
and races back to the attic

there must be more where

that came from 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Before Eating Lunch

before eating lunch

as the end draws near
she feels relief
that finally what she thought
was true, buried beneath
waves and piles of ‘woe is me’

there is a girl

who still has her feet in the ocean
looking up at hidden stars
in broad daylight
arms outstretched
embracing her immortality
amid strangers on a coastline
before eating lunch
one day in late July

she held onto that
the knowing
through years of storms
and currents that pushed and
pulled on the milky threads
trying to untangle her from
all the greatness and guidance
flowing through her spirit

she opens her eyes and sees once again
the great ships waiting in the horizon
the colorful pebbles beneath her feet
birds circling with wisdom
light surrounding her
lifting the sand from her eyes

revealing her Delighted Essence

just in time

{June 2012}

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cleaning House

Cleaning House

I feel like
If I keep starting at the front of the house
Over and over
Seeking out cobwebs and weeds
Clearing clutter
Reorganizing found objects
I will never be done
Never see the backyard and all the
That’s piled up
While I was making my face

Look pretty

Monday, July 21, 2014

Caffeinated States

Caffeinated states
Arouse strange suspicions
Paranoia at 10 am is a perfectly insane example
The coffee perks up possibilities of sabotage and missing keys
Of sudden jerky displays of bodily mismanagement

Caffeinated states
Push through the dull ache of lectures and afternoon naptime
Rushing our senses through the mushy fog of dehydration and the need for a chunk of fruit

We flock to the headquarters on each corner
Bruising bumpers and cracking cars open on occasion
It’s all a blur in our
Caffeinated states
The urgency to refill, remove the void of clarity and conscious choice from our grey matter

We joke about it at the water cooler
With mugs and takeout cups substituting for the real thing
Anxious to fit in, say the right things, get the right combination of cream and sugar for the boss

Caffeinated states start young
Take our agile minds and warp them into a laboratory rat’s learned response
We filter nothing
Buy the cheapest grinds
Use any water we can find
Take it all for granted
Are offended by the time it takes to brew another cup
To keep our
Caffeinated states
Brewing through another busy day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Yearn for Yourself

A mind struggling to find logic
The SPIRIT saying
Let It Be
The body caught between
Emoting thought and wholeness
Beneath the appearance of separate

All reflect and are each other
No thought is alone

We are not alone with our thoughts
They come to One from the Many
It is our desire to stand out
Beyond the crowd that
separates us
From ourselves
Denies our true nature
As one uni

a song of ONE for ONE
one song is all there is
is all we are

you and I are not different
we belong

Yearn for yourself
Sing to the moon
Be warmed by the sun
Ease into the chorus
Embrace the melody

We are one

{May 2012}

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Body Break

Body Break

It’s like gathering the sounds
Tucking your necessities into a
Car and escaping the hum
The buzz and chatter of
Electrically operated machines
And gadgets

Long enough to hear the
Pulse again
To remember and realize
Its humbling
Nurturing -
Effects on your soul

As you breathe in the crisp air
Right off the lake
Sense the elements piling
Themselves into your skin
In microbial bits of dust and ash

As you feel life flow into you
And mingle
With the fresh air and cold beer
You begin to reimagine
Your nature
Your place in nature
The natural place for you

In the vacation paradise
Of earth
Your destination for
Soul searching adventures

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Polite Thank You

A Polite Thank You

In a girlish little voice
The woman still
At the response
To her voice
Her vision
Alive in the world

Despite -
In respite -
Of all her silent, unsung
Girlhood dreams
Lost, abandoned
Crushed on the other shore

The woman consents to acknowledge her reality

{after listening to Sarah McLachlan on youtube. . .}

Saturday, July 12, 2014

8 Years From Now

8 years from now

I could be singing in the choir
Of modern angels
Doing real work
On the earth

I could be writing my soul
On cave walls
On dining room tables
On people

I could be crying
Alone and with others
my heart wide open

I could be quilting
Fusing fabrics and
Colors and love
In a tizzy of joy

I could be laughing
With friends
My growing children
My life mate
All the way home

I could be me

I could be
Working it all out
my real live Technicolor dreams


Inspired by this lovely blog post by Leonie Dawson

{May 31, 2012}

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Birds and I

Over and over
The robin reminds me to
Tend my nest
Weave the words
Be ready be joyful