Poems and Phantasms

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Simple, Wild Wisdom

 

I believe in a

simple, wild wisdom.

 

Go to a place

where there are

no clocks or

mirrors. There is one

inside you.

 

Listen to the

rustling of your heart

beating wings of

generations. Launch into

this “now” you’ve heard tell of.

It is not chronological.

It is all-consuming

experience.

 

Now is

breath and

warmth

in your veins

for this day

you are

alive.

 

Your path is not

future. It is this

step. It is

following the

urging of what

you have always

known. Shhh,

listen.

 

The quiet inside

is singing.   

Hurrying Home

Illustration from “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Jules Verne, painted by Edouard Riou, 1864 (Public Domain)

Perhaps there is

a shorter path

with stops for my amusement

but I am hurrying home

 

Perhaps there is

an easier road

with pleasures at every turn

but I

am hurrying home

 

Perhaps there is

another way

longer, with less suffering

but I

am hurrying

home

 

Drawing Lines with the Light

“La Rebeyrolle (municipality of Saint-Priest-la-Feuille, Creuse, Fr), early morning pilgrim’s departure on the Way of Saint James” Havang(nl) (CC A-S A 3.0)

The darkness passes through me.

It would sour my tongue and poison
my blood. Disdain
from one grandmother,
despair from the other.

Pain finds pain and merges, muddying
the source. Sometimes sinks so heavy
it begs for a name. This gift is sharp,
finding the edge of me.

Let it seep out from the holding
cells, deepening my breath
to make room for the shadow.

Unlocked space is forgiving,
gentling the nightmare in my bones.

Drawing lines with the light,
the chosen pieces of me rise
into dawning.

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