5 stupid poems

Writing FailWriter's Blockleads to pounding head on keyboardinsane debates between the voices in my headand full fetal positionyeah.....let's keep doin' that.TurtleWhat is most unfortunateis that I was not born with a shellto pull my head and body intoto hide from that which threatens me.Instead, I was born with soft skinthin in places and bruises easilymy …

Life on life’s terms

Sometimes things can be very overwhelming.  Bad news in the media, at work, at home, in the neighborhood can make life seemingly unbearable and sometimes even horrible.  There's a tendency sometimes to oversimplify, throw out suggestions such as 'make a gratitude list' or even shine over what is going on.  While these have been things …

Poetry

Many times in a yoga class I have either read poetry or quotes or had poetry read to me.  I went on Friday to an amazing slam poet Buddy Wakefield whose work really touches my soul. The past few days, that experience included, has really brought me into a new frame of consciousness.  I'm shifting paradigms …

Christmas thoughts

A complicated time of year.   I went into a store yesterday and became very, very, present.  I made my way slowly, patiently and carefully through a crowded parking lot and a crowded store.  I watched as people often mindlessly rushed through, if you weren't watching where they were going, they were going to run into …

The big unknown

I had a friend pass recently, unexpectedly to everyone except for him.  In the days preceding his death, he passed along a box to a neighbor saying if he didn't make it back give it to his family.  When friends went out to his car to get it in the parking lot, all of his …