Dark Green Gaze

There he is again.Kneeling on the hard, grey cement that has been traversed by who knows how many feet.His hands outstretched, eyes searching.As hundreds, no thousands, of people whiz by.His pace. Still.Being here is his job, his survival.The others barely notice.If they do, it is with a quick glance, only causing them to increase their... Continue Reading →

I Wonder

I wonder what it would’ve been like if it was a black cop who killed a white man.And what would happen if charges weren’t flexed based on the presentation of the offender.I wonder what would change if we healed from the chronic illness of them instead of us.Or if the dynamics of hierarchical divisiveness embedded... 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 →

Who Am I Looking For?

[Reflections upon jumping into online dating....] The swoosh of the thumb, Brings face after face after face. who am I looking for? Endlessly seeking for the one who I unconsciously believe will make me - this life - Whole. Trying to digest the bare minimum being offered about you, Sips of a human life that... Continue Reading →

Wild Intimacy

Do you ever wonder why certain sounds call to you? How the sound of a mourning dove makes my ears perk, my head turn, But for you, it may have somehow escaped your knowing. Perhaps, for you, your eyes are catching the glimmer of sun reflecting off the metal of the hand rail, While for... Continue Reading →

Reverence: In Honor of MLK Jr.

And I asked her, what inspires you most about him? And she said, his voice, how he spoke out, endlessly, tirelessly, bravely. And she asked me what I thought. And I said, well, I suppose it’s that he saw the possibility of a world that had not yet been created. He stood for a dream,... Continue Reading →

Into Me You See

What I want to know is: Am I worth it? Not worthy. That is not my question. I am worthy, of course, it is my birthright, it is your birthright. Being here in human form made up of the exquisite natural world, We are all brilliant perfection. But what I want to know is as... Continue Reading →

For Marriage: Union WITH

Two dear friends of mine, beneath a cloth roof held up by beloved friends and manzanita branches, married. In their honor, as per their request, I wrote this for them, inspired by their union: Kiss this truth. The truth of where you’re standing, of the land you stand on, Of the body that stands beside... 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 →

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