WEED OUT THE IMPOSSIBLE

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. - Pablo Picasso I think dishes qualify. Or vacuuming. Or cleaning windows and folding clothes. Hell, cleaning clothes at all. Paying bills should be tacked onto the list, or replying to emails that really shouldn't need a reply. Taking out the …

LETTING GO

I blink, want to shutter my eyes, not sure what elseTo say. No words penetrate my mind. I'm uncomfortable.I need to let you go, but you refuse to release your grip,So I remain. Tender loss perambulates, quickens my heart,Entrenches me in grief, as if you died, but you sit before me.You demand something, a splint …

I REMEMBER

I remember the heat of him as he would Push up against me, Gin-fouled and Smelling of Camel Wides. "I love you, baby," He would say. "You stink," I would remark. He would give the bar-story of a Thousand words that would drip sour Onto my breasts, as he moved Closer to my lips. "Stop, …

WHAT’S A KILLER TO DO?

I creep along the floral wallpapered hallway, the colors muted under the moonlight filtering in from the kitchen. The house is silent, nothing rustles, and I steady my steps as I move. Black-wood picture frames speckle the large print flowers and show the same faces in different places, some smiling, some with definite disdain for …

DEEP CENTER

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. - Confucius A challenging journey, difficult at times, to "be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being." Most of us won't traverse the path to our deep center. We will detour to another track, one we perceive …

HITCH AND SHUTTER

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. - Albert Camus Courage doesn't exit without fear, and, yet, sometimes fear is where all things stop and root into the earth, never to leave, never to breathe, never to shine. There would need to be justification for that, wouldn't there? A …

WILL THEY FOLLOW ME

Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we have to live. - Haruki Murakami I have a favorite tea cup, one that melds to my hand, glazed in earth-tone colors making it appealing to the eye. I cherish it. Love to put boiling water and loose Rice Pudding tea in it to …

REACHING THE CENTER

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all--in which case, you fail by default. - J.K. Rowling A friend and I walked a labyrinth today. An eleven-circuit labyrinth haloed with lavender, and, even …