these hands

Our hands come from our mothers and grandmothers.Whether worn or soft,They speak of the lives they were granted and the rights that they fought for.The creases in our skin tell stories in fading lines,Hands reaching out in offering,Pulling closer to hold, protect.And as we walk in our lives,Our backs, shoulders, are warmed by gentle, sturdy... 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 →

Teachings of Rhythm

Inspired while dancing the 5Rhythms, teaching us how to show up fully in this time.... When you crawl deeper into the chaos, You feel nauseous. An impulse to throw up - toss away, this overwhelming uncertainty. But like any storm, Impact will be minimized with relaxation. Turning into a rag doll that is shaped by... Continue Reading →

How are you?

How are you? Right now, slippered feet resting upon leather cushion, Typing, typing my mind into understanding. Ocean waves gather, tide pulls in, pulls out. Sun still flickers close to 7 at night. Birds are out, singing to one another, or are they singing to us? Telling us of a natural order that is still... 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 →

Simply.

As my days fill fuller with places to get to and leave from, I feel tightening in my chest, Shallow breath. Mind calculating next moves, on time, expectations. Body fades into background. Is this how I'll have to live as I deepen into commitment, life work, The path of my young heart becoming? How do... 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 →

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