Category Archives: being

dear sweet one

Dear sweet one
Have I told you yet
How precious you are to me?
How your very presence in my life

has burst me into song
flowed rivers of ryhme
Rainbows round every corner

Have I let you in

on the constant mundane sacredness I find
In that soul-stirring yes of your being
Just you being you?

How it brings me to my knees in wonder
under the sun filled blue

Seeing the dance of light
In every sparkling leaf

every reflection?

All In sheer remembrance
of that one drop

my reasonable mind.


feel the words come
not just the ordinary
blah blah
but the flash of yes
that lights up your spine
and goes forth raw and real
the words that don’t give a crop
what others might think
that care deeply for tender and broken parts
that heals and holds the knowing
life has brought
the perfect storm of you
let your words pour forth

water be water

the day winds
like a river by
light and darknessScreenshot 2016-09-05 12.00.43
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
let the water be water my friend
let it wind you down stream
inevitable as gravity is
to the god of your choosing.

allow the awe

Stop.Screenshot 2016-05-04 11.31.09
the mind
the garbage
the judgements
the to do lists
the ‘ought to’s’
the endless chase
the sentence
the dishes
the task at hand
the breath.
sit in that emptiness
and be with your
beautiful breathing body
and allow the awe to rush in.

simple silence

it’s hereScreenshot 2014-07-08 11.31.49
in the silent simple curious
waiting eager
it’s here
soft subtle surrender
smile so simple
softer slowly
we come so so softly
so slowly
and yet we come
into simple silence
as an honored guest
at the holy royal superbowl
of our fondest dreams
simple deliverence
o so slowly simple silent
simple silent subtle eager
it’s here
waiting eager

beauty everywhere

beauty 2 birds in everywhere
in the sky, the birds,
this tree
the earth
the mailbox
the person i meet, the next
the words you say
the words you dont say
beauty all around
in the stillness
in the roar of cars
in the screeching and sliding
as the train rolls by
in the way the branches
are swaying in the wind
in the way sunlight
plays across the page

dead can dance

dancing to the dead
being with the ones parted



to family
hello Dad, Mom
hello cousin Jeff,
Gramma Estelle, Bubby
Grampa Max, Grampa Jake
Gramma Jane
all who went before

to friends
Kenny Edwards, Pat Milikin,
Linda Repucci, Andrew Jackson
now Cinder Jean
so many others

to the animals who have stood by me
my kitty friends Tigger, Lefty
my doggie friends Poncho, Baxter

hello all you who have gone before
I feel your power with me now
as I honor you
love you
I let you be the shining essence that you are now
As we dance a different dance
thank you
thank you
thank you.

day before the demons

I want to whisper to youIMG_4967
every second of your life
everything is ok
so you remember
everything is ok
right now
it’s true
even the day before the demons
there is a trueness that does not give up on you
or the world
there is an ongoing ok-ness
even when all seems chaos and absurd
you are alive,
right now.
aint that the cat’s pajamas.

the world says other

you are right where you should be.IMG_3911
even if the world says other
even if your mind questions
every step and inch and feeling

How do you know?
be cause you are here.
as Byron Katie says
when you argue with reality you loose,
only 100% the the time.

How can you love where you are
right now…

and then even a little bit more?