leaden arms – May 26

5.18.2016

leaden arms and

legs, signals in

the night that

the body has not

yet discovered

immortality.

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woof-yips – May 25

5.24.2016

why doesn’t God

speak to us

more clearly

I ask

 

why doesn’t my

master talk to

me in woof-yips

my dog replies.

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Rizpah – May 24

Rizpah sat

with her sons

dangling

 

waving off

the birds of prey.

 

God did not demand

this

she knew.

 

Her perseverance

opened

David’s eyes.

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negotiation – May 20

5.20.2016

we have a negotiation

nature and I.

 

they keep the yard

green

 

and I don’t sweat

the dandelions.

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present – May 19

5.14.2016

he walked across

the stage and I

missed it

busy tapping

the video feed.

 

be present to the

moment, the mystics

taught us

see what is right

in front of you.

 

good lesson.

 

the good news

thereafter he waved

and I didn’t miss

it

he smiled up from

the five thousand

and we knew it

was to each other

present

to the moment.

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at the gate – May 16

5.16.2016

At the gate

three TSA agents

one private security

and two staties.

 

whoever’s come in

is probably not the

Pope and not Prince.

beyond that

it’s definitely not

you or me

 

but I think I’ll keep

my head low

just in case.

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steps – May 15

5.15.2016

home. feet up, good book.

my love hoes the garden

we sit and read, touch

things, bury our minds

and faces for moments

now that the last of the

nest has stepped out.

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