afraid of heightsI love to fly in my dreamsfar awayabove the eartheverything is clear
black catdeparts on a breezeshe left behindscenes from another life forest of tall trees Nike Bodhi dogsits next to Nike cathe licks her facepaws at her bed, moansshe is passing each day weakershe can hardly walk or standdeath never getsany easierno matter how hard I try her tiny bodyrelaxed into my armsnot a whimpernot aContinue reading “Nike”
You there, take this gloom away the sky is supposed to be blue, not grey a dismal disappointing day the social-distancing party cancelled the host is sick her stomach hurts then next, the tearful news my veterinarian can’t fix Toto anymore You there, heal my dog Toto he’s been my friend for seventeen years heContinue reading “Hey there”
a yoginiblossoms in the nightunbound by the clarity of daynightblooming jasmine
Yellow lightshave turned to greenuncross your fingersuncross your legsthe clock is ticking to our pulse.
the blood of my ancestors good, bad unconditional acceptance a miracle of forgiveness Thich Nhat Hahn, p. 25, from the book “Fear” “Fear”, is a book I am reading during this sometimes fearful time. I recommended whole heartedly. Also reading, Born a Crime. Both great books to uplift your spirits.
how do youend a love affairstep backinto the everydayonce you craft a dream
Before Japan was performed as short songs in five lines short long short long long Heian imperial court was well versed in tanka after a love affair exchanges of erotic tanka was expected proper etiquette Women were the best of tanka’s golden era yearning, soaring tales of love, nature, war passion prevailed In 750 ADContinue reading “A Floating World…poetic history of tanka”