Body of One

Walk with wisdom Intertwine limbs with the Divine Then sit back upon my own sacred seat * Expanding beyond possibilities Bumping against thresholds Another return to a quiet center  * Liberation becomes an exquisite taste Lessons of nectar No need…

Orienting to Joy

The sun on my face A tiny Buddha laughing Nature becomes me *   Nearby are my friends Javalina and the cats Nothing I must speak * My eyes become wells The slow turning brings the sound That delights my…

Soul Power of My Woman

My head has often tried to renegotiate what my inner source speaks. Big heart always wanting to lead the way. And ultimately, I am learning that my body does not tell lies.  * Denial in my life is the rejection…

Servant of Awakening

A holy longing to merge with God. That may be all that I was suffering. Yet, I made up so many tales of intricate threads that took me further and further from the remedy. We do that. It can come…

Under The Apple Tree

I was curious and with so many prayers. I was fed, and still sometimes I would notice hunger. When paying attention, there was always enough to eat. And enough to keep the delicate balance of intake and exchanges for vitality….

Life/Death/Life Force

I never needed rescuing, Yet I kept playing the part.   A time of reclamation for a creature who lives in her poems, in the desert, in this beautiful, able body.   “Suck it up, buttercup,” and “tough shit” are…

Staying in Love

When embodied love leaves your grip And the fear that was always underneath the vulnerability of opening feels like too much I can be still. With an upturned crescent moon in the early morning sky And flashes of lightning illuminating…

Pisces Moon

There is no reprieve in hurting back. Rejecting the pattern that could become me. No need for false refuge of abandoning one’s own heart. Resourced and powerful, fueled by source and Earth, and reverence for all who have committed to…

Yielding

Under a dark sky in which I know the moon is near My breath begins to cycle again. A time of night in which there is some solace to this ache of the chest. Sleepless and sorrowful until the desert…

Safety

I choose to believe in divinity. And I choose a practice of seeing grace in the faces of humankind. In this moment I recognize the power of this vulnerable choice.   A reflection of this seeing in the man I…