Have you ever awoken from a dream to find yourself still in bed in yet another dream? Have you ever reached a state of enlightenment to find yourself wondering if this new awareness is yet another level of awakening?   The title of the poem references a movie called Inception about multiple layers of dreaming. Graphic courtesy … More Inception

Baby Dreams

I used to watch my babies dream curious about their dream worlds dreams they couldn’t tell me about pre-language dreams As I grow old and forgetful will I revert to infant-dreams full of colors and feelings beyond a world of words? Graphic is an original painting of a dream catcher done in watercolors and Sharpie

Everyday Tempos

  tick tock Thich Nhat Hanh a rhythmic metronome, meditation’s cadence tick tock keyboard clicks emerging words reflect expressions of my thoughts tick tock beating heart listen to vibrations pulsing through the cosmos tick tock bedroom clock white noise in my chamber footsteps to a dreamland         Read more about Thich Nhat … More Everyday Tempos

Red Eye Flight 724

Electrons dance in unison to teleport my body through a dream to a distant Buddhist temple where sweet Seoul chants and prayer cloths meander through my restless thoughts lulling me to sleep above the clouds   Image from Pixabay Sanctuary


At the viscous edge of a lucid dream I wonder which reality is the illusion     Entered as a response to The Sandbox Challenge, Of Two Minds.

Morning Eyes

My waking mind at first resembles the humor of my dream, until a distant instinct pulls me toward a solid world. The cusp between my waking and my dream worlds lingers on my lashes like a misty gauze before a gentle rain.   The inspiration for this poem, oddly enough, was Longfellow’s Day Is Done, … More Morning Eyes