BLUE LAPIS

BLUE LAPIS What we know crashes through us like Lake Michigan in September. I ride on this knowing, flat on my back, arms outstretched, blue lapis on my throat, on my forehead, and there is a star directly above me which is already dead, which somebody has already named. It is attached by a kite […]

THINKING OF BABIES, SURGERY AND DISEASE SUFFERERS, AND STROKE VICTIMS

A step in any direction Is practice for getting From where you are To where you want to be.  Simon Stargazer III (Nov. ‘17) adds,” I wrote this for a dear friend recovering from a stroke..   It’s now been several months since I stopped for a visit on my way home from Denver, He […]

MAKE DEADLINES

And keep them! I say more to myself Than to you, In the dark before Daylight, When I think best, I unfold the papers, Collections of notes. A cup of coffee,  By my side, Gives me courage, Especially if I think What may not be true- Time for brief meditations, Thoughts of friends Needing hope […]

MONDAY MORNING PONDERINGS

There are quite a few situations I am powerless over. (Yes, it’s true.) However, I have been given life and life energy with the free will to determine how I spend/invest that energy moment-to-moment. I can choose to wallow in the mire of despair in response to my shortcomings, and all that I deem deplorable, […]

BETTERING

I was thinking about All the situations needing to be bettered in the world and could easily have fallen into quite a hopeless/helpless funk. Yet I have the ability to exercise The gist of choice: How I focus my energy. It is true “crap” happens. But grace happens, too. The difference is found In what […]

IN THE PLACE OF QUIET

Through screens The quiet trees, Occasional rain, Soft as gauze. The quiet dog, Accommodating Always. The book I finish, Digesting words Before breakfast. A daylong of nothing But serenity, Nothing new  And nothing old. Inside a comfort: Almost cold enough For a blanket, Yet warm enough for  Walking without sweater. Outside, leading and following Mae-Mae […]

THE HERO

IF you look closely at this black ink, you might just find a hero, breathing in a beanbag chair, savoring a sippy drink, feeling the ease of being. It doesn’t matter what time our hero goes to sleep tonight, or with whom, or if at all rest is even required to be deepened beyond the […]

PREDATOR

(#ME TOO) You received free rein because of your size: Shortness of stature, sympathy, compassion, caring. Your tongue like a gila monster’s, sought females, Spewed venomous sex talk; Spoiled peace with your rotten anger. Others milled around you, embarrassed, Your wife with trapped eyes down. While, I, like a captured soldier in enemy country, Stood […]

CAUSE AND EFFECT

Sometimes small problems Happen for big reasons. Simon Stargazer (Oct. ‘17) explains, “A friend recently fell, and though he felt like nothing serious had happened, he decided to get checked out. ?That was a fortunate decision, because a subsequent evaluation revealed an underlying disease process. Had it not been taken care of, it would have resulted in his […]

THE SAME WORD…

In     this          electronic              world… Being     connected          means              you’re                  disconnected.       Simon Stargazer (Sept.’17) adds, “Think about it. I do, and I have mixed […]