Perspectives

A powerful realization that finally landed for me in 2017

03 Dec, 2017

A powerful realization that finally landed for me in 2017:

I no longer chase people.

I used to chase people
So badly
wanted to be liked
wanted to be seen

I felt CONVINCED
if they only knew me
saw my brilliance
they would realize they were making a mistake!
in not liking me

Any…Read More

AMATEUR PROBLEMS

03 Dec, 2017

AMATEUR PROBLEMS

His only problems
are the three devils in his coffee:
critic, craver and crowd-pleaser
trained like vipers on his craft.

If they can’t get him to eat a cookie
he’ll eat his own work
he’ll not work at all even
or offer up swill as fine ale to the bar crowd.

Any…Read More

FORM

02 Dec, 2017

We are in the dark
about how this works

Or even what this is
or what works even is

Yet with each rotation
the vessel comes into view

I can feel you and me
are making a bigger thing

Even though half of me
and half of you

Is behind the skin
feeling too clumsy for aim

The …Read More

TRUST

01 Dec, 2017

TRUST

I trust you
To follow your love
Ply right from wrong
To listen

I trust you
To feel hurt
When something
Cuts below the tightness

I trust you
To bring your longing
To the cup at the edge
Of the world

After all you’ve seen
Who wouldn’t
Trust you
With pain?

Even so…Read More

Reflections After Depression Post

30 Nov, 2017

I made a really personal post the other day.

One part of me is embarassed about it.

It generated so much care towards me. A lot more than I imagined it would.

I really appreciated this unexpected stream of good will. But I thought the hard part was pressing post.

It turns out, the ha…Read More

NOT TO RE-LITIGATE 2017, BUT TO BE CLEAR GOING FORWARD

29 Nov, 2017

NOT TO RE-LITIGATE 2017, BUT TO BE CLEAR GOING FORWARD

To those of you
Republican and Democrat
Libertarian and Green

Who tell yourselves
It’s OK because with Hillary
We’d already be at war

She is a lot of things
Disingenuous, ambitious
And yes, a woman

But if the bombs fall
On…Read More

IF YOU WOULD BE SEED

28 Nov, 2017

IF YOU WOULD BE SEED

do not rush your fruit
you were not planted
for markets or profits
and not for parades

when your time does come
and it will
let your outer part soften,
rot and leather around you

eventually the stem will give
like a child
running off to play
with the others…Read More

Depression Post from Facebook

27 Nov, 2017

[[ UPDATE: To those people reading this now and feeling concern + care, thank you! I am so blessed to be connected to so many good people. Even just posting this was healing – in some invisible way – and, in the hours and days since, I have availed myself of numerous coffees, walks and talks wit…Read More

ADVICE FOR THE NEW

26 Nov, 2017

Be now a student
of light
and learn from crafty masters:

How to pull on the thread of being
and so
glitter
as a story
everyone knows

How to let your relaxation
become a hidden engine
that invites magic to roost
nearby

How to regard your shelves
of old misidentifications
as a …Read More

Today I want to give myself love, ease, patience and the knowing that it’s really all OK.

25 Nov, 2017

Today I want to give myself love, ease, patience and the knowing that it’s really all OK.

Can there just be a Saturday? Even in the evolution of my soul, even in the revolution of the world?

Can there just be this breathing, and my belonging to it, as a shell on the beach?

For that kind…Read More