Monthly Archives: May 2012

Parachute

With all my writing about free falling lately, I was delightfully surprised to hear this song on the radio, by Ingrid Michaelson.  Love it!  Hope you like it too. Advertisements

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the rainbow girl

she is named for the breath of God that animated Adam but she is more than breath she is breath within a body her beauty a fusion of 3 continents: African eyes, Native American cheekbones, European lips wrapped in skin … Continue reading

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stones and water

everything here is stone & water; the slow moulding of glacier leavings by centuries of water wearing its path there is life flickering alongside & through this unhurried, subtle grind; evident in fossils & water spiders that skate on surface … Continue reading

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memorial day

there is no romance in dying a soldier, but these deaths deserve remembrance, and so we place flowers & flags over the bones of those whose lives were swallowed by war our young men, all sons, some fathers whose blood … Continue reading

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Animus (for Nancy)

she says she thinks she is part man in her thinking & turns to her friends to validate a femininity that is visible to any eyes but her own measuring her face in the mirror but that mirror lies & hides … Continue reading

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greens

today, I choose chard for bitter earthiness, sorrel,  amaranth, & dandelion offerings for dinner I would have foraged if we lived in caves but, because we do not my 2 children will push their plates away reach for safer choices … Continue reading

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Were but it so simple

only the first time before we learn carefulness do we give wildly of ourselves & without reservation after that lesson love becomes more of a trust exercise: if you catch me once when I fall backwards, then I will show … Continue reading

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