looking up, looking down – March 21

3.21.2017

on our walks

she sees eagles

and I see muskrats

 

each of us

innately looking up

looking down

 

between us

hoping

that we might scan

the world.

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an empty hole – March 16

3.16.2017

an empty hole stands

sits, what do holes

do, where I thought

we’d built something.

 

you only get the time

that you are there.

 

it’s okay.

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little muscles – March 17

3.17.2017

little muscles

in the center of the

shoulder, neck,

back.

 

awareness

in the mountain, cat

cow, and crocodile

felt noble.

 

now we breath

deeply

and reach

for the tylenol.

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a sky so bright – March 14

3.14.2017

a sky so bright that

my eyes hurt

glinting off the

new snow

 

trees hang at odd

angles, blown

sidedown from the

drifts.

 

we turn and grin

at the fun of

simply breathing.

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I think this is the year – March 12

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I think this is the year

I’ll die, she said

sitting in the padded

rocker, with a cup of

decaf in her hand.

 

really, we said, this year.

yes, I have no idea why

I’m still around

I’m not contributing

anything.

 

well, we like you

just being. you’re part

of our world. but then

again, we’re all

going to go,

 

so do let us know.

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a visit with Mike – March 11

3.11.2017

out for the day

with the prodigal

son, damaged by

birth, by life, by

all the bad

chances and

changes that

can harm

 

and yet, he smiles

and we try,

because God

made him

 

and somewhere in

there a soul dreams

and breathes

and hopefully forgives

 

those of us who could

move on and drive past

and flow fast

into the rivers of

our lives

largely unencumbered

 

by his.

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presence – March 9

3.9.2017

You were present

today

ahead, behind,

beneath my

entire day

 

though I was

blind mostly

not seeing nor

aware

except in fleeting glances

 

that You were

here

in every step.

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