Monthly Archives: August 2021

Meditation #4

What if we responded to anger with breath and curiosity rather than fire and certainty?

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Meditation #3

Gratitude has become my companion and lover in the way no mortal can or could For no matter the weather or way love is but a breath away and can be taken by no one … Image courtesy S. Hermann & F. Richter via Pixabay

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Meditation #2

Happiness isn’t living in a perpetual weirded-out state full of rainbows and unicorns and fluffy bliss. It’s awareness and ability to grant space and grace to less-than-perfect moments in the external world so you can examine them with perspective and decide how to integrate them into the flow of the truths you hold in your […]

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Meditation #1

When you seek to understand patience Do not ask the human, nay but a soul forced into physical form, life allowed only from the construct of time on a birth certificate to the time on a death certificate. Instead, observe the red peony bud bloom as she will and the striped bee gather nectar and […]

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Everyday Poem #22

Yellow finches flit and dance about in blue spruce morning dew impossible to discern the space in which sunlight ends and wings begin

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I Am Not Ready

I finally mustered the bravery and courage this morning to look at the rosters of my upcoming school year, a symbolic moment of every August, that day I officially end the oft-quoted by non-teacher narrative of living the “Oh, you’re so lucky you’re a teacher because you get summers off to lie about swimming pools […]

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What Keeps You From Writing?

I have started no fewer than 6 blog posts in the last 7 days to reintroduce myself to longer writing after this daily poetry stint (it’s not over, I just feel called to write differently) and I am struggling. Mightily, I might add. I can’t put my finger on why it’s so difficult, but I’m […]

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Everyday Poem #21

Wishing pain on others for what they say do believe seek only serves to keep you small dark hurt ignorant and mired in the sticky-deep residual memory of what they said did believed sought . Is this where you want to build your future home, in this hot, dry, hard, arid land where an eye […]

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Everyday Poem #20

What is the difference between faith and fate? A vowel or two? An extra letter? Your God or my Goddess? Or is there any difference At all? … Image courtesy 9883074 via Pixabay

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Everyday Poem #19: Wish

What if that one true wish you’ve always held never arrives lost in the cosmos insufficient postage returned to sender no such address because the universe is in the process of packaging something bigger and better for you? Will you miss that delivery because you’re so stuck on what you ordered not being what you […]

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