August 2014

Swells

August 30, 2014

Sometimes I feel my mind is like the sea Deep swells well up to the fractured surface Slick with shiny shadows and glistening light Broken waves on the shores of consciousness Blown by winds and tides of experience Ever-moving, ever restlessly rolling Through the lightning-lit rainstorms of my time What of the mollusks and hard-shelled […]

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We all know

August 30, 2014

We all know what to do Every single one of us knows what to do We all know not to use guns Against innocent people Not to abuse children Or encourage children To do things they cannot possibly manage Like fire automatic weapons And have them believe it is a solution To anything We all […]

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Blood

August 24, 2014

There was blood washed over the sidewalk still. They had not yet come to wash it all off. The body had long before been taken away. and the crowd had dispersed. She watched through the window of her living room while the whole scene unfolded. She was too old and powerless to intervene, but could […]

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Leaving home

August 18, 2014

Breathless, we threw ourselves down on the grass Watched while the sun sank below the horizon A ball of fire, our ball of fire Tired at the end of the day A long day arcing across the earth Filled with a sense of hope and adventure That was us when we left home Two fire […]

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Together

August 17, 2014

“I was in the car with you, but I have forgotten where we were going. Do you remember? It was when we had ‘the conversation,’ the one that changed everything.” She turned and looked at him, trying to read in his face if he was willing to go there with her.  “Yes, I do remember. […]

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Hole

August 15, 2014

I picked a hole in my yellow sweater Nervously pulling on a loose loopy thread Scared that nothing would be any better Unpicking your angry words in my head “Don’t play with my heart,” you said with sorrow Unhappy how careless I had been I unravelled your promise of tomorrow i undid your tapestry of dreams I misunderstood […]

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Hope

August 14, 2014

The first reaction I had to hearing that Robin Williams had taken his own life was a feeling of loss of hope. I felt it viscerally, somewhere between my heart and my stomach, and something deep inside sank like a stone. I did not realize he represented so much to me, since I had not […]

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Solitary

August 13, 2014

Nestled in the couch in my tiny house I listen as the breeze wafts through the door Rustling the leaves on the trees leaning Protectively over the roof The sheer curtains billow and retreat Like waves on the shore As the earth breathes summer Through the doors and out the windows I am alone but […]

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Rays

August 10, 2014

The gentle sun streamed in through the window Soft and loose, it washed the dawn with glittering dust While we lay sleepy in each other’s arms The cool cotton sheets lay around us Gathered us in their folds As we snoozed and snored our way into the day You woke first You told me later […]

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The Long Now

August 9, 2014

Deep down, under the desert in Texas, an idea has been born. It is really a quite extraordinary idea conceived by some very clever people trying to challenge the short-attention-span view of our lives and our time on this earth. It is the Clock of the Long Now (longnow.org/clock), a clock designed to tell the […]

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