Sunday, December 27, 2009

END OF YEAR MEDITATION

WHEN ETERNAL TIME SEEMS SHORT, BREATHE!
BE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MOMENT
GO SIMPLE, BE COMPLEX
STRETCH YOUR ARMS
YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL IS AROUND YOUR CIRCUMFERENCE
BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, EMBRACE THE PRESENT IN ALL YOU DO
LOVE ALL THE TIME
LOVE ALL YOUR RELATIONS!


Friday, November 20, 2009

THE CRICKET: A BEING WITH A PLAN

IN THE WARM SHOWER THE CRICKET STOOD
DAMPENED AND HOPPING MORE SLOWLY
WHILE I DECIDED WHETHER IT LIVED OR DIED
NOT GIVING IN TO THE IMPULSE TO SNUFF IT WITH A TISSUE
OR SMACK IT FLAT WITH A HEAVY HAND

IT WAS THEN AS I CONTEMPLATED IT'S FATE THAT I REALIZED
IT WAS A BEING WITH A PLAN
AS IT SLIPPED THROUGH A STRATEGIC SMALL OPENING
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GLASS DOOR

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chandler, Arizona

We are a hotbed of suburban yearnings
A trip to Home Depot
Chemicals for the pool
Halloween decorations
From the car we look between box stores which repeat every couple of miles
catching glimpses of bright pink Bougainvillea
Palo Verde standing sturdy
Acacias softly swaying with their little pods
Sunset just about 6:30 through stratus clouds
I am all eyes for the beauty of nature all around
And I can delete the concrete!


PRICKLY PEAR ON THE ROCKS

ROSES GROW IN THE DESERT

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunrise to Sunset


LIFE IS A CIRCULAR AFFAIR:
HERE WE MOVE FROM BIRTH TO DEATH
SUNRISE TO SUNSET
WE REACH NO CONCLUSION ONLY INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
THE EARTH IS ROUND, THE WOMB IS ROUND
THE PLANTS AND TREES BLOOM AND CEASE
NOTHING CONSTANT BUT OUR BEATING HEARTS
KEEPING THE RYTHYM OF OUR BODIES
REFLECTING THE EARTH:
OUR FLUIDS, THE WATER
OUR BONES, WOOD
OUR BREATH, AIR
OUR BLOOD, FIRE
ALL OBJECTS APPEAR SOLID
BUT UPON CLOSE INSPECTION
ARE MERELY CLOSE TOGETHER MOLECULES
PRONE TO CHANGE AND WEATHERING
EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX
AS THE EARTH SPINS SUSPENDED IN THE UNIVERSE BY MAGNETIC FORCES
I BLEND INTO MY HOME, THIS PLANET, THIS SCHOOL FOR SOULS
IN THE MARDI-GRAS OF TIME PASSING THROUGH
IN THIS EXQUISITE VEHICLE , THIS TEMPORARY SHIP!