Monday, December 9, 2013

Gratitude Stone #6

Appreciation for the quiet that follows an evening of illness.
No pressure in the temples; thank you.
No heaving in the gut; thank you.
And the chimes clear the night air.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gratitude stone #5

remembering Rohatsu/buddha's awakening/Morning Star;
when filing, answering the phone, driving the car, walking Lucy,
all is practice and all is opportunity for awakening
again and again
over and over.

Gratitude Stone#4

a most elegant setting sun
amidst raging winds
bringing winter weather.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

#2 A Zinc Tongue

the deep red cellophane entices opening
the label claims "lozenge may shorten duration of cold".
the lozenge dissolves/the tongue becomes dry and turns into a flapping piece of metal where once taste buds lived.

Stones of Gratitude

Oh, sweet rejection, how you encourage me to keep moving forward.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mindful Writing Day

waking up to rememberance of jealousy, pangs of embarrassment.
wanting to forgive, the solar plexus recoils and churns.
and then, Handel’s Messiah rings out Halleluja reigning down as salve.
the poison is the medicine.