Unless there is internal force for resistance, psychic immunity, so to speak, the individual psyche will adapt to the stress of the collective imagination. It will become what it believes and forget what it knows.~John Lamb Lash
How does one gainsay vacuous culture built on false premises? Foolish things sure to topple in the ring of sound inner knowing, but the words are colored. Sinner
take warning. Perpetrator victim bond is sealed. Rat race mouse wheel and I respond to abject pleas and harsh commands: join in. Homeless, unemployed, I have no coin in
and yet my heart aches as the clones skitter surface glitter, find the next outfitter. And how easily they could new create if they could just release this grasping hate.
In the rarefied air after sickness/every poison distinct harsh thickness/so be wary, grounded and aligned/as I show up, canary in the mine./Bluebirds keep returning to their birthbox/invading house sparrow dives in and mocks./I wonder why they stay, locked ancestral/patterns simple imperatives: nests will/be best here. Back in my family home/where every slipshod deviation poem/inspires, the castigation is severe,/the burning wrath of generations sear/yet I must step into the flames. My way/is through. A life anonymous won’t do./When standing in the light, be sure the dark/is summoned. All the open wounds will mark/the entry I create. And though the hate,/the bitterness, the ire surrounds me, fire/channeled from all the unsettled places/bursts into now, still I open love’s spaces.
Inspired by: Anonymous, Burn, Simple and Slipshod. Is anyone else having difficulties with the free WordPress editor? I have this big black box halfway down my page and can’t enter text there. And preview says my blocks have encountered an error.
The Dragonfly’s…flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.To move in all six directions demonstrates a sense of power and poise – something that comes only with age and maturity. The dragonfly accomplishes its objectives with utmost simplicity, effectiveness, elegance and grace.
In the predawn tangle dreams vibrate light and sound symphonies by the lake. The flight of night slow and subtle challenge insight as fear becomes clear. How it fogs heart sight.
Each worry is an arrow I release aimed at a higher power til at peace I stand my ground, my blemishes revealed and each imperfect step demands I yield.
Inspired by: Blemish, Challenge, Tangle and a dragonfly who poses for me by the shore (featured image) and then two who claim my attention (image below). Photographing dragonflies is an act of cooperation. I aim, exhale and click (with goosebumps) as they fly into center stage.