Anemone – another word for Fall

We climb up into sea beds and gawk, wishing to fly to the heavens. Or at least out towards the horizon–we watch our hunter gallop and lose sight of a dream. The deep blues and grays. The pink bubblegum clouds closing in another day. We seek solace–we grasp and clutch each other. We look down and out, careful not to fall now.

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We are sending birthday wishes out to sea. Gram, may you be loved and at peace today and always. And little did we know a life was ending. And all of a sudden the blues fade in a blur, and once again we are wishing for the rains to soothe. And all we want is a fresh breath in all this fire.

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Shitty Poem No. 1

“Why do we forget, or pretend to forget…” (Mahmoud Darwish)

Squinting into bright clouds. The strain brings rainbow light into focus. Too short a time to let it settle. Fall breath. The inhale is caught in the throat. Sobbing exhales. A stream that stains. Glass shatters. A Quake, A Flood, A Fire, A Hurricane. Shots rain down. Human and nature collide. A force of nature. Human nature. Wants to reign. Something in the switch. We can’t stand to look. We can’t help but look. We close the curtain to prevent the strain.

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For Amanda and Jerry’s wedding in Yosemite

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As if two  d i s t a n t    s t a r s

met in this lifetime

*Stellarbursts* taking human form             navigating this world

Landing,    wishing to take flight                                                      again and again

 

As if the Moon kissed the Sun

Today, the Moon is in Aries  igniting our passion

The inner child—the heart beats to live in love

A fire burns, grows in love

 

Here we are

We are here to imagine

 

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We call on Northern blessings. We invoke the wisdom of our elders and ancestors.

 

We sing with the Eastern spirit to rise at daybreak.

We look within and love in the West to light our way—“peace in the dark, peace in the dark.”[1]

 

We move to the South, feeling the joyful winds touch the back of our heart

kiss our upper lip.

 

 

We move with the ocean’s tide

open and close                                    never one way

there are so many ways to love.

 

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Here we are    on this 15th day in July

We are here to imagine

We are here to remember lovespells forever

Remember love spells forever

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The greatest thing we’ll ever learn… is just to love and be love in return…” [2]

 


[1] “Peace in the dark” is an excerpt from Tokimonsta, “Darkest (Dim)” from the EP Creature Dreams.

[2] Lyrics from “Nature Boy” by eden ahbez.

Palm Poem No. 1

In a space of light palms, the wind takes this pain

nourishes

cools the heat

the heart

The Moon is almost full. The Moon is water. I am my ascendant–I am water today.

Look up to the heavens–stars always watching this drama.

“What a fucking mess…”

A bird on a wire, about to fall, even though there are wings tattooed to my body.

 

How do you write a love poem when you are brokenhearted?

Sing your broken heart whole again. 

Catch the pieces and gather them ever so carefully. 

Each shard a chance to begin again. 

Remember: we are all interconnected. Each moment is an opportunity to heal. Try again. 

Die on the page. Raise yourself from the broken-ness, from the ashes, from the ruin and live. 

 

Our love broke open and my heart was released from a sleep i had forgotten. I am so sorry for forgetting: I love you. 

 

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