the empress

Grief is the empress of all feeling.For it is she who draws us to depths never known before.She summons us to the warm veil we've lived behind for who knows how long,And secures us in this residing place without knowledge of the next.Grief promises to transform us,For a heart that has broken many times learns... Continue Reading →

endless bond

As my grandmother continues to transition from form to not,I feel inducted into the perspective of interconnection.Somehow, as I write and remember her,So many beautiful faces surface in mind of living human family.My mother said when her mother died that she became an orphan.But can one ever truly be motherless?We have all traveled here by... Continue Reading →

Poetry of Shifting Shapes

What will it take to claim your life?To remember that right now,You are still alive.Still breathing.And what will finally allow you to give it all away?For new visions only ever birth from emptiness.And what, dear love, are you taking for granted right now?Recognize it soon, send it sweet prayers,For like everything, it will one day... Continue Reading →

They Die, They Return.

The walls still smell like you. No matter how much the room has changed, I still see the hospital bed there with you lying in it. You didn't want to die, I know. Was it for us? Did you give your life away for our transformation? You feel far yet close. How can I find... Continue Reading →

In Honor Of…Death

Dedicated to the grace that may arrive and inform, as death approaches. This, for Deb: As I arrive, I’m keenly aware of the unknown. All I’ve heard is that the fight is over, now it is time for you to die. As I pass over the threshold of your room’s door, I see that since... Continue Reading →

What I Wish I’d Said

Today, my 93 year old grandpa is having heart surgery. All of us, including him, are maintaining a positive outlook, one that is hopeful and confident, leaning on the medical staff's expertise that this is, in fact, the right move. And though we are all keeping our eyes on a positive future, we can't deny... Continue Reading →

Everyone You Know One Day Will Die

You know that song, right? The Flaming Lips singing "Do You Realize?" Do you realize? That everyone you know someday will die. The other day in the bathtub, (where I have many of my most profound revelations, might I add), I realized that not only will everyone I know, everyone I love, die, but everything... Continue Reading →

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