Lavishing attention

I wish I were there, tipping you by twenties and commanding your attention with lateral affection, instead of salivating over the sleep that eludes me and wishing I were there […]

I Wonder

I wonder What was he thinking Here Amazed and enraptured In the land of his parents Before I was born What he was thinking? Was his mind as clear as […]

Succulent

never there always wanted seldom had often enojoyed mostly missed longed and sought after sung about written about “dreamed” about succulating stimulating simulating suffocating   resuscitating   sleep …not tonight […]

True Story

My best memory of an actual conversation with a cashier at the local gas station…     Cashier [with a smile]:   How you doin? Me:   I have concerns. […]

The Universe in a Kiss

If these wings that Love has given me Could lift me to the sky I’d fly into your distant arms To carry you this night To the solitary red sands […]

Alone

A grain of sand In an ocean of light A solitary note In an endless song A reaching hand To infinite black A dimming soul Searching endlessly Fading with failure […]

Tired of the Pain

  They can’t all be good days. Know that when you feel like this you are not alone. We all go there sometimes.   Tired of the pain Tired of […]

This Practice

This practice Perfected long ago When the Universe was young And our souls had just begun Brings us back together Now As One

Zen for Breakfast

Morning declares itself with a triumphant blinding glare That fills my room and declares “Rise, fool!” “I wait for no one!” I struggle briefly to untangle myself from the cacoon […]

I Will love You Like the Storm

  You say that you love the rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when […]

This empty cup

Fill this empty cup Spill free the wine Of consciousness And consume the void In my heart With flames of gratitude Gentle solace and Love

I am

I am stillness Breathless Like sand that drops against a dead wind I leave no trace of direction I am a leaf that falls without interruption Water that flows without […]

Silent my Mind

Silent A breath Like ice slides On warm water Is my mind Closed To ever And thawed To now

The Solitary Tenant

My shattered house No longer a home Stands on crumbled foundations Of rust No room here remains No place here sustained No roof No floors No walls Yet within this […]

Satisfaction in an empty soul

Tomorrow I will be the mistake Happy not to have been made And it will change nothing Is this my lot? Is this your great plan for me? The eternal […]