Gratitude Is Fierce

Gratitude Is Fierce

Laugh with me! At our perpetual transgressions of love. Now grab a chance to exhale, Let the breath fall out of your lungs so that your heart has room again to breath. Does this invite you, Oh Great Mother, To enjoy the arm chair listening that you have always wanted?...
America

America

America, you give me the ripping ache I used to think was love,   You strip my eyes from their glowing twinkle and throw them down to the concrete earth, stomping to the pulse of a drumbeat   the drumbeat you listened to while fighting your wars, those stampedes of...
The Grace Of Grief

The Grace Of Grief

Today, under the wet raining trees, a great grief found me It pounded and crashed against the strength of this heart, a flood of wreck and wash leaving silence in its wake Grief waves that swept across my lungs and erased the sky Grief that belongs in the ground,...
Fatherless

Fatherless

  Fatherless leaves a child incisive and acute-minded. Brightened by pain, we grow. A cord breaks, snap! And we learn, How much of our life is choreographed by your absence.   Oh father, the abandoned have become spoiled. With a joy lit by pain’s flames, we writhe and...
Go There With Me Alone

Go There With Me Alone

There is always enough breath to fill your lungs and sing out loud. There is never enough room inside to hold it all in. So go out, hunt, question, get silent, pray, plead, discover for yourself. There is a time when mistake makes sense, failure is a gift, The law is...
Heat

Heat

Garage-style thought. Rough, ready, dirty. Kicking an old mattress. Untrammeled. Stop. A rocky heart-gazing, caught sideways, So I continue to misbehave. Outbursts and wildness in hopes I will be disciplined. He is careful, I understand. I am not. Reckless and craving...