Archive | March, 2017

More Love, Please

      “The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” – His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet *** Years ago, a teacher gave me a lesson I have not forgotten: that while you cannot control what happens around […]

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Motherless Child

*** It will come When you’re broken, When your heart is finally open, When you’re down, Down and troubled, When you’re lost among the rubble* … *** I sat at the counter waiting for my food to come. Hiding my face under my Virgin of Guadalupe trucker hat. “Excuse me,” said a woman who had […]

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Stone Lullaby

        When the birds are just tuning up still, And the dawn breaks on your windowsill, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come* *** “You couldn’t have a better day than today!” said the man with his dog. “Isn’t it gorgeous? You can still smell the […]

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Mud

  When you’re sneaking round the back door, And she’s waiting for you no more, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come* *** My body raged against the news that had come. I was suddenly wild with anger. Wild with angst. You do not die on me now, goddamn […]

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Milk

      When you’re kneeling through the hours, And you’re doubting your given powers, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come* *** Alone in the forest, the leaves crunch under my feet. My hand caresses the crackled bark of an old ash tree. And I find a tree […]

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Wild Is The Wind

  Love me, love me, love me, say you do Let me fly away with you For my love is like the wind And wild is the wind *** It was the Fourth of July when I was sixteen years old. I had been taken to a party of graduate students in a home overlooking […]

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