Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Great Place to Live


Male and female, created He them.
The male is given all the apparatus
to know a woman…and as he exhibits his
knowledge trust is
presumed upon her.
If she grows
cold is it for
lack of covering?
Or has she chosen
winter’s indifferent
arms rather than the
deep warming that
would undo and possibly

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Yellow Suitcase

.......The way is surprisingly rough. She doesn't mention the hills, ignores
the ruts, sees only small declivities, no ditches, no peaks, certainly no cliffs.
The road narrows, erupts with trees. An unexpected wind sweeps down.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Image of A Pearl

I woke up this morning with the image

of a pearl in my mind:

a tiny sphere brought into being by an irritating

grain of sand within the house of a muscle...

a space where competition between a foreign

and a resident thought spar to arrive at something

both beautiful and kind.

This is an image of instruction for me.

When I find myself in the realm of competition,

I will lean kindly into that which irritates by its very

essence of otherness.

I will seek to embrace this other thought rather

than muscle it out by wit, criticism and/or ridicule

and wait for the pearl of new understanding

to roll sweetly into view.