poetry · remembrance · shadows · Word of the Day Challenge

At 60

image link At 60 * Every morning, for 42 years, his coffee waits, steaming. Every night, dinner, hot, waiting on dining room table. Every bedtime, she lies, motionless, while above her he thrusts and grunts. * 42 years ago, her mother was a living icon to how it's done Hours before the vows, she gave… Continue reading At 60

Daoism · Taoism

Tao Te Ching/Dao De Jing V 12

image link The five colors can blind, The five tones deafen, The five tastes cloy. The race, the hunt, can drive men mad And their booty leave them no peace. Therefore a sensible man Prefers the inner to the outer eye: He has his yes, – he has his no. --Witter Bynner rendition of Lao… Continue reading Tao Te Ching/Dao De Jing V 12

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If Love was Enough

image link If love was enough, I’d overlook your unwavering putdowns of others whose faces you smile into, million small cuts, relentless putdowns of me, non-dissuadable gaslighting, insistence for appeasement, unsatiable abyss of need and want for any and everything.   If love was enough, I’d allow only your smile, laugh, kindness to animals, knowledge… Continue reading If Love was Enough

poetry · remembrance · Taoism

Cosmic Music

image link Cerebral Grooves, niches, Spaces; the arena for Synaptic sparking of axons and dendrites into threads Called memories. Consider: Each electric thread Twangs distinctly. Visual Aural Gustatory Somatosensational Olfactory Sixth sensual, And many other* Aspects; Yet together, The threads Build a tone, unique In time And space. Repetition in other Times and spaces Build… Continue reading Cosmic Music

#OctPoWriMo2017 · clarity pyramid · OctPoWriMo · poetry · work

Day 28 — OctWriPoMo — WORK and TRAIN

image link Today's offerings are two poems in the Clarity Pyramid form.  The first is pretty clear, it is about a sense of belonging at my job, which is in a human service field.  The job is challenging, demanding, and would be impossible to do without the support of my co-workers!   WORK human comradeship… Continue reading Day 28 — OctWriPoMo — WORK and TRAIN

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Day 21 — OctWriPoMo — Nothing Remains the Same

image taken at Gilmore Car Museum at Hickory Corners After so many paralyzing ruminations, yet Before being able to talk myself out of action Came the revelation that I can Do whatever I choose as a path on this Earth.  That well-worn, logical options aren’t always the best. Fear, the consummate servant of the psyche… Continue reading Day 21 — OctWriPoMo — Nothing Remains the Same

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Day 3 — OctWriPoMo — *HUGH

image link Today's entry is Day 3 creation for the OctWriPoMo.  It diverges from the daily prompt.  I started writing it last week, on the day Hugh Hefner died.  Please note it is not for readers under the age of 18. HUGH "Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream," --Hugh Hefner A… Continue reading Day 3 — OctWriPoMo — *HUGH

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Day 2 — Why do we write? — OctWriPoMo

image link I took the prompt to free write with "We write because we must" in mind. Here it is:   We Write Because We Must Tell our story Output of senses And soul Formulate words to express A thought a feeling To be a voice in the wilderness Keening, the sounds Travel like beacons… Continue reading Day 2 — Why do we write? — OctWriPoMo



Egg dances with sperm; a clump of cells grows into a babyme. Babyme is born and leaves the hospital, with daddy and mommy, just married. Daddy works at the factory; mommy cooks and cleans, changes diapers, feeds and cares for babyme. Birthdays come and birthdays go. Lots of pictures taken and lots of presents given.… Continue reading Recreate