Monday, July 26, 2010


waking from sleep
is followed by waking
from the delusions of sleep
which flow seamlessly into
the delusions of non-sleep

it doesn't happen right away
i sit staring out the window
or at the computer

at around 9:30 or 10:00 am,
suddenly, mindfulness

Saturday, July 24, 2010

columbia lake


what is happening now?

on the grass, on the hill, on the lake


rain on the lake
now clearing
the sky reflected


who is coming down the hill?
two men in camoflauge
are they carrying guns?

they are carrying cameras
covered with a camoflauge pattern


watch long enough
and through no effort
a change in what you see

Sunday, July 18, 2010


i'm the moon
(even if sometimes the mad full moon)
inhabiting the dark sky

only drunks, monks and women
love sad poetry,
and unrequited love
everyone else wants to
laugh and embrace

in the kitchen
your sun shines so bright it bursts
through the cracks of the doors
i move behind a cloud

oh that you would reflect on me

Saturday, July 17, 2010

what now?

seagulls ride the stormy wind
wings in ceaseless motion

in stillness, i become aware
that my mind is beating

a relentless wing against
a threatening sky

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

between two skies

the entire sky is reflected in a lake
once you see it, you can't unsee
suddenly you are between two skies
and not on solid ground

how delightful! how beautiful!
i peek over the edge of a precipice
rocks bordering water

i must remember this
for when i see your reflection in my heart
i long for solid ground

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

night time

a candlelight tea party
is taking place
under the pines
in the warm midsummer darkness

Monday, July 5, 2010

i am sick

at home sick for many days
i become more aware of how
often fear arises in my body

i remember with happiness
my days in the woods
and find joy in the anticipation
of returning