Not Forever

i want to be with youbut not forevernot like thistrapped in timein stillnessa prisonerof selfish expectations. i want to be with youforevera river that changes its coursesometimesnow you see menow you don’tpredictably unpredictablereliably free. these thingsonly matterwhen you really think about it nowand then

FF: Lay Your Burdens Down

Lately, been carryinga heavy load,as you know,so many questions,so little time. then i see you two,sitting therebeing you. itake off my bag,set it down at the table,close my eyesand sighand cry. a gorgeous spring day,a plain white table,drinks and food and conversationnothing fancy, cold lemonade and sandwiches, but it isheaven on earth.

Music of My Soul

the music of my soul,youstop, start, in seeming unforgiving rhythm. why? so hard, so precise,like a machinethat lives and breathes,flawless until it isn’t,one untilmany …. I’ve decided I want to see how long I can keep my daily streak, because this is fun. I’ll to try to keep it creatively spiritual, quick creative free verse […]

Gravity

Last week, for my weekly spiritual reflection, I talked about Tolkien. This week I want to share the poem I wrote for the professor who let me write the disastrous paper that wasn’t. He then told me he was a comparative religion professor and he found this poem quite insightful. It seems to speak to […]

FF: After the Party

Click me! Click me!  When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have […]

FF: Blinding Light

PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin CLICK FROG TO JOIN Standing too close. INeed to step back, to pause, to breathe.I should have fought Your brilliant pull, like an angel. I need to go back,To say NO,But- I already know,What will happen.I will reach you andSay yes to whateverYou ask. I can’t doWhat you want me to.I […]

In Memory

Faint echoes of memoryWill illuminate even the darkest night. Ghosts of stars long dead speak to stars as yet unborn. Trust me.We got (will have gotten will one day get) this.The same new-old story:Trust-Let me fall so that youcan catchme. Hold metight, It’s true – that my starEvaporated long ago.I remainA question that lingers. In […]

FF: The Flame

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll CLICK FROGGIE TO JOIN in your eyesi seeburning coalssmoldering yearning tospring to life. what would happen if-but we can’t-but we can,we must, We will. other loves, other forms,other livesrecede into the distance. take me asI am.tongues of fire burncoals not consumed by heat,hearts pulsing to one beatyearning to befreeyou, as […]