Lizard Eyes

Glancing to the sideshe gazes at the world of now Looking upward he watches  wild geese puncture the grey skin of alate November sky Ahead he detectsacceleration to the grave Blinking black eyes,shiny with moistureespy layers of lifewith no tears of woe Inspired by the Twiglet #307 prompt, “lizard eyes“ Photo by Selin Sahin courtesy … More Lizard Eyes

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Open the Window

I meant to do it yesterday but got too busy to hear the blue jay squawk and find him in the oak too busy to feel wind’s eye on my face, to follow the swallowtail flight, to watch a salmon sunrise But I took the time this morning and that has made all the difference … More Open the Window

Scope

On the side porchby the holly bush,black ants traversedthe warm concrete They fascinated me,these little creatures busy withtheir close friends and family I was alone;the neighbor boyswere busy turning overrocks in the creek So, I sat by myselfwatching those antsknowing they weretotally unaware of my presence I was too large tofit into their scope I … More Scope

Chrysalis

I become a new creation of me each instant when I notice the freshness of the moment as it arises Break away from my cocoon of guilt for past actions left undone, or done with no undoing shed the shell of longing to cling to future pleasures Just be a me evolving strengthening unused wings … More Chrysalis

Center of the Universe

Since the universe is infinite the center of my universe is always where I am Isn’t that cool? Come on over here, dear friend                              you’re a little off center   Photo by Greg Rakozy courtesy of Unsplash

Are We There Yet?

So often car trips are sprinkled with back seat travelers asking, “Are we there yet?” In our family the running joke to answer that question was always, “We’re here now.” Of course that didn’t answer the essence of the question about the destination, but did emphasize the value of the journey. I took this photo … More Are We There Yet?

Counseling

I’ve always considered daydreaming as a springboard for creativity, however, this morning I read that daydreams actually remove us from the present moment. I can see this truth. As the coffee maker sputters I wait by the window a while, lapse into a silent conversation inside my head, then wonder if these internal dialogs are … More Counseling