Saturday, March 17, 2012

Men and Women

Male female differences
are fun in bed,
make interesting talk,
but are over-rated.
Men and women
are equally human.
No battle of the sexes.
fight together for humanity.


Love that splashes
like a warm wave,
rings all the bells,
brightens colors,
counts for nothing.

Love that listens,
abides illnesses,
works toward peace,
embraces all
counts for everything.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I don't believe in karma.
don't look for reasons.
Birth and love and death
happen on their own terms.
What I seek is a handle
to carry all with grace.


Justice is too abstract for me.
I can't fly high enough to see
the whole woven web of connections.
i can only do what seems to be
the next right thing right now.
Justice is too abstract for me.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I am the only one
I know will be present
at the moment of death.
I owe myself presence now.


Three choices
when I hurt,
beat myself up,
hurt someone else
or find healing.
If I don't make
choice three,
I'm doomed to
repeat one and
two forever.

G- Giving

Giving is receiving.
Receiving is giving.
That simple. Always.

F- Freedom

Freedom from
is beginning
of freedom to.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Random E


I didn't know an elephant
could/woud eat a pumpkin,
just wrap it in her trunk
and pop it into her mouth.

The elephant wouldn't know
she would/could eat a pumpkin,
if my kind didn't dominate
her kind and keep them in zoos.

E -Enough

Enough should be simple,
enough, not less, not more.
what I need, not what I want,
not what I believe I deserve.
enough, not less, not more.
Enough should be simple.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Random D - Daffodil

Daffodil blooms bright
and early, brings hope
that spring and spring
and spring will dance
lightly one after another,
and I can forget that
one will be my last.

D for Do

Do the next right thing.
Do it now. Mood irrelevant.
Do the next right thing.
Doesn't matter if you want to.
Do the next right thing.
Do it now. Do it while you can.

Random C - Cancer

Hard C cancer breaks the
gentle safe soft C
cycles of natural circle
of birth and death.
Heard C cancer breaks like
tsunami, making sacred sea
suddenly the enemy.

C for Connection (short)

Connection keeps me walking,
writing, dealing with the details.
Without moonlight moving through
my blood, your tears on my face,
unnamed spirit energizing action,
need to know the end of your story
life would be too much of a slog.
Connection keeps me walking.

C for Connection

What is the meaning of life
you asked on the deck as we
inflated bright balloons to celebrate
to celebrate your brother's birthday.
I didn't have to think. Connection

What is the meaning of life
as we huffed through butterflies
and columbine to top Hamilton Mesa
and dip toes in the mouth of the Pecos.
It was almost a joke now Connection

What is the meaning of life
counfounded by color and line in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
day you introduced me to your love.
Easy fit this time. Connection

What is the meaning of life
now that biopsies, blood tests, scans
keep coming back bad and every day
seems both trial and priceless treasure.
Answer means more now. Connection

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Random B

Blue bonnets, Texas lupin
illegal to pick in our state.
Blue bonnets, happy background
in baby's first spring pictures.
Blue bonnets, mirror for big sky,
sign that cylcle of seasons renews.
Blue bonnets, scarce two springs,
threatened by drought, global warming.
Blue bonnets, blanket of new life,
will they be back this year?

B-Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the doubt
allows us imperfect
people to bump, whir,
turn in crazy circles
and still come back
safe into loving arms.
No benefit of the doubt,
no long term love.