good day.

IMG_6675It is a good day.
the sun is bright.
my breathing is full.
my body is happy
the trees are standing so tall against the sky.
there’s the usual bustling about.
there’s that comfort in sameness.
what else is good?
I’m looking for the good and finding it all around.
That makes me feel good.
 
and you?
What good can you find, just lying around,
waiting for you to see?

love the turnip

big day blessing
whatever comes
bless it
with you love
for your love is everything and everywhere
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and figuratively2015-02-06 08.00.54
anyway you slice the turnip
it’s all we got.
 
love the flower
love the the trash
love the thing to do you don’t really want to do
love the fog
love the sun
love your wacky monkey mind
love the love.
wallow in it
hey just for 3 deep and sonorous breaths
Look around spewing love.

Watch the world brighten accordingly.
 
love,
 
the universe.

freedom

freedom is a word
that flow easily off our lips.
we crave it deep inside
and when someone says no,
something inside growls.
 
that wild wolf inside
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she knows what freedom is
every step is her power
every motion arises from that wild place.
 
In this ordered world
of rectangles and edges
let us not forget
that wild one
so much deeper in our cellular memory
than traffic lights cell phones memos.
 
let us not forget
that wild one that we are
give her space to roam,
a chance to howl
 
this day of freedom.

wordless

It’s no secret reflection
blessed or tortured
there’s no barb-wire fence
between the lines of my brow
and the lines of time
 
you want joy
you know it’s power
it’s not an option to fail
it is an option to choose
and choose again
 
But a person must
want to see
notice
witness
acknowledge
be willing
to open.
 
let stillness be
let it seep in
that baseline reality
that sneaky shy one
it’s there when all the rest falls away
they call it love
because they have no other word for it.

that love

I wish you the power
the power of love
the power to be in that love
and fiercely love yourself
like a mama bear loves her cubs
playful and protective,
cuddly yet strong,
grounded, certain and steady
as fires rage and the winds blow

a loveIMG_6701

that allows your spirit to be true
to you and shine
into the world
of persons places and things.
I wish you the power of that love.

Those little thoughts

Those little thoughts
they buzz around
they say this and that to me…
you’re no good
because of this and that
you never…
you always…
you should…
you shouldn’t…
the list is endless.
 
sometimes I believe them.
 
sometimes they swarm over me
like mosquitoes on a warm summer eve by the lake in Wisconsin.
 
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I catch them,
give them a big ol’ bear hug
and send them on their way
like little children who just needed
to know someone
somewhere
cared.

falling into love

let us be the love we are.falling leaves
when all the noise falls away

all the stories
the layers and layers of personality
the shame and the guilt,
iet go the fears
all that noise.
let it drop like the falling leaves
slowly gently
gliding to the ground
to rest.
and there we are
just love breathing love.

swirling

if I could be one thing
let me be happy to be here
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no matter the stories I tell myself.
 
if I could accomplish one task
let it be
to smile and breathe into
this moment
and feel fully alive…
 
with the gratitude of one
who knows
how precious this moment is.
 
And then to remember
again.
and again
and again
till it becomes
more of who I am
than all the distractions and stories
inside and out
swirling
 
Screenshot 2016-05-18 12.39.14Let me swirl into
now.
here
alive.
I am.
 
the miracle.
the blessing.