I See You

I see you
over there

all this space between us
just for you

I see you
with your conflicts

I see you
yearning to be free
longing to float
eager for joy
thirsty for effortlessness

able to see the staircase
but not the stairs

I see you

I call to you

No answer


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April 26, 2017 · 4:45 pm

Blade of Grass

I am a blade of grass
upright yet not proud

I take in nourishment from my roots
my community
my ancestors
my former homes
my current home

I breathe in the air
muse whispers

I soak in sunlight
intimate loving

In return I turn bright green
Soft under feet
Beautiful in eyes
Freshness in lungs

I give back

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April 25, 2017 · 4:51 pm

Rapping Against Rapport

Iron sharpens iron
even just by listening
even by opening its door

tea offering
to friendship

Choose the hardest metal
the softest shine
the purest grade

and watch those sparks fly

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April 25, 2017 · 4:29 pm

To Fall Asleep

Lay down in comfortable, soft clothing
or birthday suit

inside sheets soft enough to become invisible

beside fan or purifier for pure static noise

on top of pillows smooth enough to cradle tired thoughts

Feel the gravity of the world
not your situation

Feel the spinning

Beneath house
feel basement structure
miles of earth
lava core

Feel the earth incorporating your worries
into soil
fertilizing her people

Feel the air incorporating your molecules
until you no longer exist

Sweet surrender

Sweet sleep

Sweet dreams

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April 20, 2017 · 3:59 pm

Under the Clothes 

Who am I underneath my clothes
under the logos of companies I like
under pictures of teams

Who am I under my hobbies
under my taste in music and movies
furniture and cars

Am I someone you want to know
if we don’t talk about the interests
we mistake as being intrinsic

Will there even be conversation
when we meet

or will we hold each other
and just


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April 20, 2017 · 3:47 pm

Half Mast

The flag is at half mast today
same horror 
different day

May as well keep it there

It’s 5:00 somewhere
There is a massacre somewhere too

Right now

Mass shootings become commonplace:
schools, clubs, theaters, malls, concerts

Same story everywhere


No safe place to hide

No one to look to for protection
with the rotton police stories running
rampant as rabbits

Keep on running

The flag is at half mast again

Where was the shooting this time?
Was someone I know a victim?

Will more guns save us
from all the guns
in the wrong hands?

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Healing Inside Out

Make the commitment to heal
Vow to take care of yourself
through thick and thin

especially through the thin

Take candlelit baths on Fridays
to wash away the week’s stress

Dance in the kitchen
every other midnight
and every full moon

Tiptoe through grasses at the beach
Make eye contact with the gulls
Tell them about your day

Listen to the creatures
sharing your backyard
crickets, robins, crows, bees, children

Read the pages of your old journals
Identify with the protagonist

and remember
this is only a story
and you are the author

with the power to say how it ends

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April 18, 2017 · 4:46 pm