For the nameless

We never know their names We never see their faces We don’t know who they are or where they live but they are all around us Anonymous, hiding in plain sight Saving lives and saving souls Mending bruises and mending hearts Making peace, making love Holding lamps in the darkness so others can see their…

A Drawbridge and a Moat

Wouldn’t it be fun to go live in a castle a real, old, fairy-tale like castle with high walls and battlements, and, most importantly, a moat and a drawbridge! Wouldn’t it be so good to come home from all the noise and fuss cross the drawbridge into your castle and then, with relish raise that…

Manipura problems

Fear starts in my diaphragm rising like bile until it is a primal scream in my throat in my head choking off the air until I want to crawl out of my own skin It’s just anxiety, they say nothing to be afraid of But they’re wrong There’s everything to be afraid of The world…

Cosmogyral

Whirling through the universe hurtling in eternal orbit around a shining star We chant a paean a victory song to our survival through aeons of change and change again Continents rise and fall civilizations are just a blink But we, the wanderers, go on We sing through the long ages As we watch the tiny…

Mountain Top

In the high places In the lofty, lonely places seekers after truth stretch their minds and souls to the infinite. Shamans and priests pilgrims and hermits make their way to the very summit to seek enlightenment. On the mountaintop the world disappears Everything seems so small from up there The air is clean and clear…

Eunoia

Let us speak of beautiful things Let us look beyond the surface bedlam to see an ethereal truth Let us understand the great goodness in the mysteries of life Whether it be the wordless power of art and music Whether it be flowers and trees, waterfalls and mountains Lakes and rivers and ever-moving oceans Whether…

Remember how to dream

Does anyone really know how to dream anymore do any of us remember what it is to let our souls fly into realms of fancy other worlds and other times just to say ‘what if’ just for fun Lock the world out just for a little while and go live inside your head It can…

The Moment

The future becomes the present becomes the past in the blink of an eye Intention must happen before action a constant looking to the future I will cook a meal I will go for a walk I will sweep the floor Reflection comes after a glance back at the past I’m glad I did this…

Unbecome

When I begin to be something dark and mean it seems to me that I must unbecome, quickly When I start to turn into a snapping beast It’s time to turn again and divest from teeth and claws We are always told we must become this or that but sometimes I wish to dissolve that…

Divergent

Standing at the crossroads Poised between possibilities Keep on the straight, keep things as they are or take a left, or a right try a change of direction maybe even go back? Sometimes it’s wise to retreat When you’re standing at the crossroads the future is murky options multiply, possibilities expand becoming a multiverse of…