THE LIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE TUNNEL

In a hole. . .
gotta climb–
just when you feel
the most you’ll ever do
is crawl. . .

Breathe. . .
to your gut, sink in. . .
allow your heart to beat. . .
listen to its rhythm,

And, in time,
you’ll muster up
the wherewithal
to gather all
your strength
and make that climb. . .

Slip and stumble
though you will
avoid a fatal spill. . .

And rise
to see
and stand
and be,
+++++as the power in you
+++++will swell,
+++++in every muscle strand
+++++and cell,
the brilliancy
of that panoramic,
shining light.

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LOVE IN THE UNIVERSE

Send out LOVE. . .

allow the Universe
to fit. . .

feel yourself
well-clothed
in it. . .

just as your hand
amid
the warmth
that you yourself
emit
is cradled
in a cozy glove. . .

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DO AND RESIST!

Do it,
Do!

And, all the while,
resist it too!

Like that,
you’re apt
yourself
into a snit
to twist!!

And then,
thus stuck,
how can you climb
out of that rut?

Here’s the thought
that I espy:

Don’t hide!
DECIDE
you want to do. . .

COMMIT!
And stick with it!

And then,
you’re apt
(at last!)
to know the joy
that life ignites
with its
ever
+++++loving
++++++++++++kiss.

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TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE

Bent low
to pick up
just one
of all the pieces
that, of my life,
leave traces. . .

I straighten up–

Two morning stars
shine there
to greet
my unsuspecting,
slowly waking
eye. . .

It’s so
surprising what we see,
even in the morning twilight,
when we
just so happen
to raise our eyes
so high. . .

Where the limit’s
actually infinite–
what we can find
in the powers
of our mind,
as we reflect upon
and search
the Universal sky. . .

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TRIUMPH AND TRIBULATION

Triumph blares. . .
it sounds as if
the great and golden trumpet
were uniquely hers. . .

Fortunate for us,
the word “tribulation”
whispers like a little river–
not much cause
for undue consternation.

So,
dictionary tossed aside,
I prefer
to choose as my guide,
through mind and life’s
long and sometimes bumpy ride,
the sturdy rudder
of my glad imagination.

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TO BREAK A TRUE FAST

Allow your hunger
to develop. . .

only then
can life come in,
surround,
and once again
your depths envelop,

into your clear and empty
place within,

so you can feel
what you have won there. . .

and relish it
in plenty wonder.

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Ashes. . . ashes. . .Dust. . . dust

Ashes
+++++ashes
Dust
+++++ dust. . .

Solitary
++++++++ machinations
World weary
+++++++++++++++loneliness

Clinging fingers
++++++++++++++lose their grip
Confusion lingers
+++++++++++++++anger
fear. . .
+++++++++++++++Now, that’s ENOUGH!

How now,
at last,
to build
that castle in the air?
+++++++++++++++++between my ears,
my heart,
+++++++++++++++++my gut,

so I
my living colors
+++++++++++++++++can fly bright and high,
so that they buffet,
+++++++++++++++++beauties
in my mind,
+++++++++++++++++and in the world of humankind,

for I
can
+++++work and play
by light
++++++++++of sun. . .
and, at night,
++++++++++delight–

my supine form,
++++++++++++repaired
by gently prodding
+++++++++++++++rays of stars
and the loving,
+++++++++++++cradling sway
of crescent,
++++++++++then, of waning moon–
its healing beams
+++++++++++++++that come to bathe me,
bless my dreams,
+++++++++++++++and let me rest.

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