Gymnopedie No.1

I took care of you.  When you were stressed or overwhelmed, I comforted you. When you were sad, I held you. When you were angry, I tried to calm you. When you were excited, I went off duty. When you were happy, I let you be you. When you were content, I went to my … More Gymnopedie No.1

It’s a Girl

It’s a girl! A new baby girl. The parents: Me. The child: Me. Mom: Me. Dad: Me. Who do I want to raise this child to be? What can we teach her? How, also, can we let her be free? Free from fear. Free from limiting beliefs. Free from separation. Free from critique. Open completely … More It’s a Girl

Call of the Wild

Oh, the distance I have come. Oh, the distance I will go. Continually on the path towards growth. For the past 30 years that growth was imperceptibly slow. Normal rates of maturation that come with age. Once I hit that last exact there was an altered speed beyond my comprehension. Time sped up. Mind slowed … More Call of the Wild

Mother, Father, Child

Right hand over left, I begin the internal quest to answer the questions that rest on my lips, on my tongue, on my mind, on my breast. Experiences, emotions, in need of digest. Radically nourished, mind begins to meld, into body, feeling held. Singing softly, mother’s milk. Sipping slowly, get my fill. Supremely safe. Protected, … More Mother, Father, Child

Precious Pause

Sometimes, when the conditions are right, and I just sit and notice, my heart breaks wide open at the extraordinary sights. At how incredibly alive this world is; how potent.

Desert Sunrise

Night gives way to an orange line glowing bright. Outside my window, under the velvet mesquite, a fire burns in the sky. A life without bounds gives way to the day. Where dreams are still real but take longer to stay. Red and orange turn to purple and blue. The time between sleep and movement … More Desert Sunrise


The sun shines through the window in the corner of my eye. I blink and awake from a stupor of past and future meaninglessness. I am in and out, in and out. Present, future, present, past, future, present, past. A wind blows by and stirs up the warm smell of pine: present. A thought sails … More 3.30.15

Divine Guidance

Today I pray you show me the way. You’re asking me to go so far, far away. I just arrived; I thought I was here to stay. But the voice continues to insist, it’s further this way.   So I get quiet and sink down deep. I promise to not make a peep. And when … More Divine Guidance

Save Me

My knight in shining armor rides up. He steadies his stallion and scoops me up in his arms. The danger from which he removed me rapidly fades from my mind. We ride together in a direction unknown to me. I cling to his torso and I feel safe. Tomorrow, I may hate him, but today … More Save Me

25 Degrees

I step out of the house and the severe, biting cold hasn’t hit me yet. I hear a voice yell, “Bus,” to my left and I see the yellow boat careening up the road. I look over my shoulder to find the source of this noise. A boy, maybe fourteen, in jeans and a hoodie, … More 25 Degrees