Sunday, October 25, 2020

Transcend


Art by Roger Guetta

sometimes my voice leans into me and says 

i need to tell you something

it no longer wishes to belong to me

or to anyone else

but to flee

can you understand?

to fly away 

rising against the wind

impaling the sky 

circling the stars

slicing through orthodox chambers

ascending

transcending

beyond hope 

beyond impossibility

 

sometimes i you don’t dare desire

what did you say?

desire

you don’t dare

i desire desire

oh, how you do dare!

let it thread its way through my veins 

 

your blood 

 

i desire desire

 

let it rise

 

let it flare

let it flame

 

immeasurable

bold

igniting everything in my wake


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Fierce Equanimity

Art by Leonor Fini

I know what I need.
Now . . . and . . . Now.
That is what matters!

Confusion doesn’t bother me. 
So, why do I travel the hazy unknown 
while gripping onto false assurances of certainty?

I dream of taking to sea in a seamless vessel,
grazing the fusion of water and sky and 
breathing in the ocean’s immensity.

Yet, I linger in the covert spaces
between beginning and ending,
between purpose and goal.

I resolve.
I journey. 
I flee. A random body on a premeditated ferry.

Where am I going?

Desire unlocks promises of consummation.
I wander inside my imagination.
I lose count of the hours,        
the days, the years.

Flight. 
Oh, and fantasy!

Come, now! Be present.
A shadow stalks the horizon.
A clock ticks on a cloud.

Here 
And now,
Time flees indignantly.

But, Oh, deceitful spirit, I say.
Beware! I, too, am insolence.
And, I am sovereign.

And, I am risen 
from this false dreamyours, 
not mine!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Confluence

Art by Dan-Ah Kim


I cannot tell you how or why.
I am sitting here in love 
with life and the world. 

Beyond.
Something else emerges. 
As if darkness were meeting light.

a ripple in one space resonates
throughout eternity

What are the parameters of
these false boundaries? What
am I too terrified to unleash?

Once again, my rapture
stretches out in every direction.
I falter… 
for one moment.
                            And.
                                     Tumble.

Wait.
I know what you’re thinking.

Don’t make assumptions.
Don’t say a word.

Just stay.
Bear witness.

Watch me tether
myself firmly to this ground.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Elemental: A Meditation

Unknown Photographer


After the storm:

Jade. Mint. Olive. Emerald.
How vastly these greens transcend my vision!

And, my vision . . . how infinitely
it pulses to the cadence of Demeter!

The sun glints off a dewy blade of grass.
The light streams in through a sliver of open window.
The air is honeyed with the scent of rose and helianthus.
The crape myrtles dally in the richness of earth and sky.

The fire of life burns vivid, unhurried, idyllic.

I still. 
Quiet, now.

My window—animated with spirit—leans 
into a stray breeze.

I am inside outside.

And, I am sun. And, I am rain. 
And, I am seed. Cracking.
Snapping. Eager to sprout.

Somewhere within this auspicious paradox
lives a certainty that resonates like gold.