Wednesday, May 23, 2012

after a long vacation
of rattlesnakes and scorpions
carefree abandon
the deepest lake
I awoke
and declared
to the light
bursting forth
over the horizon
sitting up in bed
“look how beautiful
the sunrise is over the cliffs!”
As I awakened my sister
with my awe.
Only to find out
that we were still in Vegas
and I was merely
seeing the lights of the city
over the jagged curtains.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

he knows some interesting people

I only know

these days

not too interesting
but I can feel the
warm blood
pumping in there

and it means
I am alive.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

give me a teacher
who don’t wear
no shoes

give me a guitar
so I can sing the blues

give me a crystal ball
so I can see what
the future may hold

give me a balm
for the foot of my soul

give me a song to sing
that will be just mine
give me some comfort
give me some time

give me a reprieve
from this whole damned mess
and may my heart be
and my path be blessed


Friday, May 11, 2012

the thing about being an underdog is
that I get other underdogs
while taking a prayer request
for someone today
who I am normally short on patience with
I found myself having
a profound sense
of compassion for him
and really listened
I mean really listened
to what he was telling me

this poor guy
just wants some clothes
some social security
some help for his health problems
as he’s sitting there in
his mothers house
after eye surgery
about to have another one in
several months
I don’t think this is a guy
that can help himself

he just wants to go
on a vacation somewhere
he just wants a good place
to live

and I said to myself and God
Dear God, give the kid a break
this guy needs a break
a windfall

that’s the thing about kindness
and having some things work out
for you
it makes you want them to work out
for everyone else too.

It makes you able to do something about it.
To feel useful.
There is a trick to this.
There is a definite lesson in this.

We really do get delight,
in giving delight to others.

Perhaps I am beginning
to learn the laws of prosperity?
In all ways. Prosperity is in love
money is energy
that fixes, solves or creates
but that energy is channeled
through God I believe

and maybe someone up there
sometimes on our behalf
says Dear God
give the kid a break


Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Know

I feel the angst
and the worry
in my body
i'm afraid...
it is killing me

it is palpable
it is a ball

then I realize
where it comes from

don't you know
that everything
in the universe
can feel everything else?

when you poke something
on one side of the galaxy
the other side feels it

don't you know
that I know about you
and what's going on
deep down?

When i admit this to myself
the feeling
of shit fades
because I know
my intuition
is right

I know when it has kicked in
and given me the answer

if only there was a way
to stop the signal
the transmission
of the game of doubt
the game of back and forth
you are playing with yourself

I would feel better
but you would never
utter the words

in the end
all things are revealed