Everyday Poem #11

Allow yourself to dream if only in that space after the inhale of what you have and before the exhale into the world you want . Image: Christelle PRIEUR from Pixabay 

Everyday Poem #9

What if you already had every ingredient for happiness inside the pantry of yourself instead of endlessly seeking all of the world for the future that may never come? Would you need more compassion and less judgment? An extra cup of self-love and only a pinch of worry? Teaspoons of sunlight and laughter and fresh …

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Everyday Poem #8

Bricks get all the attention when we build foundations, but without mortar giving space for connection, expansion, settling, shifting even the most carefully constructed life crumbles in an instant without breath

Everyday Poem #7

7.15.21 Dear NJH, Happy heavenly birthday and thank you for teaching me that the value of a Saturday night was not in who asked you out (unless Dave the trucker, the one with the CB radio, was passing by on US36) but in how you spent it with yourself lathering up with Prell and rinsing …

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Everyday Poem #6

We are made of stars and stories, of ancestors' dreams and Earth's oxygen, of orange-yellow sunrises and rhythmic blue waves, of whispered caresses and shattering lessons, of forgotten lyrics and early-morning birdsong, all delicately woven into human form where hope and faith and trust and love are as much of our self as our strong …

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Everyday Poem #5

Who is it in you that wants to rest? Who has given more than they have received? Is it the adult or the child? The teacher or the student? The creative or the engineer? The loved or the lover? The doubter or the believer? Breathe in, breath out. Close your eyes and relax. Let that …

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Everyday Poem #4

Are your conditions for loving yourself equal to or lesser than your conditions for loving others? Or does your mind tell your heart you do not deserve love until you are smarter funnier richer prettier healed employed skinnier a better parent a better child less serious more serious acknowledged understood feel less have more less …

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Everyday Poem #3

Up at the 4 am hour, lost in negative thought I stroll the neighborhood to find the proverbial early bird getting the proverbial worm from beneath a pin oak. Watching the robin mercilessly yank and tug the fighting but otherwise shocked and defenseless worm from where he presumably slept (better than me) moments ago in …

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Everyday Poem #1

I sip hot coffee watching July sunrise and shimmer in waves from the potholed black pavement between me and one man walking a peaked rooftop snapping photos of sun-worn shingles and rusted chimney flashing while another man sleeping under a straggly bush no one has trimmed since the casino arrived on West Broad when one …

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