Pieces of Home

Seagulls glide inland, sweeping shadows over towers. 
Pieces of home seem to follow wherever you go--
Reminders of interconnectedness. 
The farther I drift, the more tangible love becomes. 
Undocking from this murky harbor 
Rekindles the bittersweet serenity of solitude. 

Silky poison softly bathes me in intoxication. 
The more I swallow, the deeper I slip into this moment. 
It opens up and stretches out,
As I hop from one fiber of experience to the next.
I watch existence unfold in swirling clouds as they drift by.

Ants push soil through cracks in the colony 
To form new paths that support our flow. 
God lives in every window of this city. 
My consciousness fills each pore of this square 
Etched out of nothingness. 

Who is it that steps behind my waterfall of thoughts?
The essence of cognizance that observes my monkey mind. 
It drills through the seams of these walls, 
Stretches over the vast landscape beyond paned glass. 
It peers up through the floorboards as I stretch my limbs,
And lands on the ceiling while I sleep. 

It hopped into a milk truck in the shade of night 
To drunkenly lay by a fountain. 
Ants part around her like the sea. 
Their nurturing destruction shows her what it is to be. 
They gush like water through open channels 
As their movement carves the walls. 

Figurehead

Bitterness oozed in with the birds
Slipped into craters of my marrow
Awareness scooped each crevice clean
And their poesy penetrated softly

They carry cells of your essence in their plumage
To land like dew drops on my tongue
This figurehead dove in solitude
Submerged in privacy to play with bubbles of you

Your letters brim with intimacy 
Peeling me from that bow
Sucking fish bones and beetles from my neck
Whisking my wooden limbs into waltz

Stone in the gaze of that ivory court
An iota of warmth melts away my defense
Our dance is without expectation
In pure creativity we flow

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

A butterfly flutters across the Atlantic
Immune to the pandemic
To put a smile on my face

Staying with uncertainty
My cells shimmer in golden sun
Reflecting visions of tomorrow

Letting go to have 
Lo que nunca será 
Y siempre fue

Being here now
To see a clear path forward--
The one that brought me here

Celebrate

I ran and strained
Searching for a way
Like Augustine
Analyzing restlessness

My confession is this:
When the clouds 
Of shame and fear cleared
My soul saw the truth

The place I was running from
Where my journey began
Was what I was searching for
All along

The mind plays tricks
The Universe jokes
The truth is this: 
You are complete now

Know that
Feel it in time
You are whole
You are You

You are Me
We are We 
Stay in this truth
Unapologetically

Join the celebration
Dare to live
We will greet you
With open arms

Shedding & Rebirth

Venusian soil undulates giving way for your escape
From these walls that contract without warning
Sinewy mysteriousness descends upon my land
A monolith among apes

Pulses of panic arise soothed by swells of breath
Understanding dawns to dissolve isfet
Miss conception breeds fear
Within ourselves and amongst each other

Rooting into Earth salt spills and neurons fire
Jolting me from present sensation
I embrace this experiential reality
With decreasing resistance

Embodying mindfulness and compassion
Always and unconditionally
My neglected shell, Giving Tree
Bruised and burned, never abandons me

Hello, Shiva

He wears pompous well as I wear muse
The act dissolves, and I feel used
Grasping at love is a Catch-22
Ripe pain forsakes vine
Burrows down to sprout through

I surrender and I'm not afraid
Fertility blossoms from cavernous shade
I am the Zeitgeist
Never been realer
Potential, the drug
Now forgiving the dealer

If you seek permission, look inside
What you need is within you
The game is a lie
Leap over the suffering
Claim who you are
Give it up already
Everybody's a star

Pond Song

Meandering tinted leaves
Coaxing rays of tangerine
Curiosity calmly crackles
Transcendent tones

Undomesticated prints
Her sapient tonal hints
Echo sacredly to soothe
Our buzzing bones

Sparkling turtle pond
Reflective ripples from beyond
Deeply douse me
In playful invitation

Emerging from my shady shell
To sip from Our collective well
Surrender daringly
To pure collaboration