fractious demandings – October 1

10.1.2014

steps and steps.

fractious demandings

to ready for the

 

next.

 

but what.

 

always

readying. never

finishing

 

steps.

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nestled possibilities – September 29

9.29.2014

the pile of books

grows larger, old

papers strewn

within, alongside

 

nestled possibilities

set aside for another

day that never comes.

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diamond edges – September 23

9.23.2014

the leaves backsides

have turned silver,

the air as clear as

any vibrant day

 

tree limbs scattering

where the wind last

blew and the dog

whimpers in his sleep.

 

Fall questions the ways

forward, like diamond

edges still not ready

for shining in the light.

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store window visions – September 23

9.23.2014

the toy store window

held wonders

and I pressed my

nose against the

jewelry store pane

to watch skaters

swirl mechanically

across glass ices

 

a child’s wonder is

beautiful and simple,

joy lifting at the corners

involuntarily, sparkle

rising ex nihilo

 

winter’s breath came

clearer then, not frozen

but crisp, like a gift

from the dark heaven.

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Mercedes anxiety – September 22

9.22.2014

Mercedes anxiety

too much, too rich

too decadent, too

costly

 

even at a bargain

what will people

think

 

how will I deal

with how nice

it feels to

own one.

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fears about faith – September 15

9.15.2014

fears about faith

about God and life

and love and death

 

fantasies or connections

to the really real

beneath the world’s veneer

 

fears. that it

won’t be true.

that it is.

 

and will I have lived well.

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gratitude, unbelief

at how well it has

turned out.

 

life, love, nose

pressed against

windows, suddenly

inside

 

how did that happen.

Grace.

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a vacant mind – September 16

9.16.2014

my mind is so vacant.

the sign of a full day

living instead of

uttering.

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