AN AFTERTHOUGHT

With freckled arms I search the floor for affirmation, posing this way and that. In the quiet stillness of Sunday morning yoga, feelings pour from my unquiet mind. Your biggest fear is you, it says. A madness I’ve understood for un-still-able moments, there and gone. That you won’t be who you want you to be,Continue reading “AN AFTERTHOUGHT”

AN EDUCATION

(I wrote this poem about two years ago, when I was unemployed after college. Now I’m about to be voluntarily unemployed. How much life can change in so little time. I am learning now what is essential to my happiness, my wholeness. And it absolutely means simplicity.) Our fruit baskets are not empty. My shelfContinue reading “AN EDUCATION”

THE CITY IS A BEEHIVE

The city is a spillt canister of legos stretching out & out etched by rivers large enough to accommodate boats impressive bridges. Disregard the concrete. Pay no mind to the curdling of liquids after it rains. Look up to the massive sky where stale sounds and stifled air find release. The city is a beehive that alarms us when we think: “Gosh, we made this with hands,Continue reading “THE CITY IS A BEEHIVE”

THE FIELD BELOW

I’m sitting at the glass balcony and the sky is filling high tide with copper and lilacs. Small kids wear blue oversized football helmets and run in synchronized patterns in the field below. Now they hold hands, sweat caught in eyelashes (I’m guessing). They jump and spin and can’t stand still.