How do you see with the eyes of wholeness?
What spiritual trick is there to open that window?
No trick that I can find, but perhaps
the most important step is the first:
simply open your eyes and […]
I have never been to Florida–
perhaps I’ll never go there.
I would like to see the Everglades
and orange groves, although there
are some tourist spots I would avoid
like Disney World and South […]
Within the patterns of the night
I pull the shawl of soft moonlight
about my shoulders and take my place
to dance the barefoot steps of grace.
My feet are sure enough to hold
me through the years of […]
I would love to be able to dance in the moonlight. Or even just bask in it. City lights and a heavy tree canopy hide the moon except for right over my driveway.
I love what you created from the song! ‘I pull the shawl of soft moonlight
about my shoulders’… Beautifully captured the use of our senses!
I droop through the lethargy of the afternoon Zoom
and stare out the window.
The heat rises above the treeline,
dancing like fireflies at sunset.
I find myself wondering:
would they notice if I shut […]
I am ignorant of emoji.
I see their scoffing faces
looking up at me, knowing
I can’t distinguish
a plea from a pensive.
The details all swarm together until
they’re rolling on the floor […]
We enter the Season of the Squash–
you know, the month or two when baskets overflow with bounty,
countertops corral the herd
before we pass them on
to neighbors less endowed.
What to do with […]
sun fills my open hand
flows along my arm,
tickling fragile hairs awake.
A drift of mint reminds my nose
of dappling leaves waiting for me.
Water flows across my […]
You float in stars
poised on a still lake
composed all of one moment
Would I be able to
ride that stillness with you
and hold stars within reach
yet not grasp […]
You would have liked to know
that your old home
has an activist living in it,
shown by a sign promoting change
that you helped start
but did not have the time to finish.
More than 20 […]
I rarely leave my home, these days,
holding to familiar rooms
and tending to my garden.
I enjoy companionship
of family as they go about
their comings and goings.
My home is a […]
I plant spirals everywhere I go.
A garden full of climbing vines,
thoughts that turn and tumble
round the purpose of the […]
I never knew you,
I don’t know you now.
I don’t know half of what would help me
speak my truth.
You tell me that my silence
will not protect me,
even though I have […]
Walking barefoot along the spiral path of life.