Water Bodies

Water Bodies

my skin is but a boundary you could pierce right through. like the surface of water, so easily penetrated, from a certain point of view seemingly solid. its tension caused only by its attraction, our molecules magnetized towards one another. this water skin has a...

Serially Found (Part 2 of Serially Lost)

for Part One of this series visit: Serially Lost (Part 1)   Serially Found Jan realized she needed to get out of there—quick. She was starting to seriously lose it. Jesus always does save, doesn’t he? Jan joked to herself, feeling grateful for the intuition no...
beings being

beings being

lettuce dances. did you know that? i saw it today perform Swan Lake, its last song sung before it was flung into my burrito, a picnic in the wind. chairs also sing, performing improvisations as we sit static unsuspecting of anything more than a chance to rest. (our...
Creating a World of Change

Creating a World of Change

Always in motion is the future. ~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ~ three days ago would have signaled my 12th anniversary of moving to NYC. today i found this draft from September 16th, 2012 (written just a month shy of my 9th anniversary of moving...
it’s all very tragic and not all at the same time

it’s all very tragic and not all at the same time

i just found out: i’m dying. i didn’t know how to let you know so i put it in a poem. it’s scary for sure to know it is certain that the me we think we know will soon be me no more. what it means is that this life precious and fleeting will be lived to its fullest...

the dragon that i am

“how dare you enter my lair! thief! you can only be here for one purpose— to steal my treasure!!!” ::hiss:: ::spit:: “i will burn you with my breath!” ::crackle:: ::hiss:: a blast of hot air to the face! i have played out this story deep in dark recesses of caves...
Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight—how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything...
Remember How You Got Here

Remember How You Got Here

The most important thing is remembering the most important thing. ~ Zen master Suzuki Roshi ~ Bambina is my “Little Elephant.” i met Bambina when we were serendipitously placed together as roommates during study abroad in Italy. we became fast friends as...

Bountiful Mountains

i may not have a lot of worldly possessions or the richness of treasures and fame but i am fortunate for i understand my interconnectedness with the universe and the wealth that we share is the same
Dog Meditation

Dog Meditation

ball rolls away, go get it. ball rolls away, go get it. ball rolls away, go get it. come back, ball rolls away. come back, ball rolls away. come back to the breath let it roll away, come and go, back to the breath. get it? the ball is your mind. getting it is...