You can’t get aheadIt’s not possibleNot in any lasting tangible senseYou may think you’re aheadBut you’ve only caught upBecause the thing that is finished Must be replacedWith something fresh and newSit back and rest for a momentYou have to restBreathe for a minute or twoIt’s what you must […]
Look at the ground You’ll see the breadcrumbs that you scattered In anticipation of this time of confusion This time of being lost Now follow your lead
156 We floated on our backs. We counted all the stars. Happiness, on this night, was ours.
Sit with it Sit next to the pain Invite it for tea Listen Breathe Keep breathing
Bones and All I remember dancing in like a red fever Surrounding you with fire A brilliant blaze Two sacred angels Circling like velvet smoke Slowly embracing Melting Bones and all
You took it for granted, didn’t you? Well, now it’s gone. Why won’t you move on? Get a new thing. Be different. Be still. Be silent. Go inside and don’t look out. Look in not out.
Sometimes a poem doesn’t come. That is a fact of life. So you throw words at birds and hope they take flight.
Trees bravely shed their leaves. What can my soul release? What things are good enough to keep?
Life as a human is strange There are certain obligations Things we’re required to do What happens when we just don’t? What if we all just decided to stop? What if we turned around and walked in the other direction? We could turn our backs on what we […]
When you challenge yourself to do better and then don’t You decide to try harder the next time You say, “this is the weekend I’ll get things done” You say, “I’ll schedule my time” You say, “I won’t sleep in” “I’ll go to the gym” “I’ll clean the […]