Monthly Archives: January 2016

Anxiety

Anxiety

anxiety
includes intrusive thoughts
high vigilance
in victims of
abnormal brain circuitry.
we
continue
in fear
fear
of
no
control

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It isn’t easy to

It isn't easy

It isn’t easy to
be vulnerable
in
a
land of
storms
close to
a dream.
Despite
all I
hope

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We dance with the heart

We dance

We dance with the heart.
love and hate
birth,
death,
profane,
sacred,
We dance
as if our lives depended on it.
We dance
to heal.

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I feel

I feel

I feel
solitary with
My
writing
I turn to
a blank sheet, and type:
I
reach a steady rhythm
a
rising moun-
tain of words
literary
luxury

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Conversations

Conversations

conversations in
complete silence moments
of a comfortable
calm and
peaceful
journey

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Rue

I.
Upside down the lemon sits on the counter,
its pointed tip perfectly perpendicular to the
cutting board below it, sticking two inches
straight up into toward the ceiling. I rest my
hand on its other half, cupping it lightly
and running a thumb over the edge absent-mindedly,
resting the knife blade gently on its porous skin,
resting it gently under my gentle fingertips,
which press down on the lemon, slightly damp from the
juice within. The knife waits to cut into its flesh,
to devour it whole, to pour its juice out onto
its blade, onto the cutting board surface. Then,
with one fell swoop, the blade presses into the skin,
cuts into the flesh, releasing the fluid, cleaving
the lemon again and again, repeatedly slicing
at its supple white flesh, until all that is left
is a puddle of lemon juice on the cutting board,
the sweet nectar from the whole citrus.

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