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that one thing

This day
do one thing
that most important thing
that thing that you’ve
been putting off
that one thing
that will bring you closer
to that one big goal
that thrills you.
sheets to the wind
arms to the sky
call that person
write that song
say those words
shave that head
what is it…
What would that be for you right now?

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winter solstice

Winter Solstice has arrived
on timid tender feet
Today
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:44 am PST.
 
Find your still deep silent spot of being
Let it anchor you for the new year

Today is the day
In fact the next three days
the sun stands still
in the shifting and changing
 
Be with that stillness.
 
Come into the quiet place
Rest in the darkness
Surrender to the knowing
you are
at your very core
 
love.
 

super moon

let the powers that be
be the power you are.

moon on dark water

moon on dark water

let the peace in.

start now.

let go of the fear,
well at least that one, and this one
and then this next one…

hold yourself accountable
for peace
your own personal peace
and let the new world begin.

super moon your own centripetal force
and allow the power inside
to come forth into being.

wonder

wonder
at the tree tree1
it stands so tall
forever seemingly
so patient and strong,
but that is just its nature.
 
wonder
at the hummingbird
it’s only task to find nectar
it’s marvelous wings
it’s defiance of everything we know
this little bird
of peep and ruby throat
 
wonder at the blade of grass
one single spire to the sky
resilient and allowing
swaying in the slightest breeze
 
and wonder
wonder at you and me
we here
hands feet heart head
we breathe forth
into the only moment we have
 
full of fear and beauty
fun fluster and folly.
might we come to know
gratitude and wonder
as our best friends
along this tender trail we tread.

water be water

the day winds
like a river by
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shadows and sun
 
the hours pass
into roar and huff,
buzz and sweetness
 
hello day brimming over
fortune and folly
foolery and fluff
 
the river
it rolls by
voracious and vixen
soft and subtle
all
 
let the water be water my friend
let it wind you down stream
inevitable as gravity is
to the god of your choosing.
 
 

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

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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.