mindfulness

Control

The road forks

Strands that

Forever but also

Are thin and can

Slip through hands.

Close the cracks.

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There is no way out, the
Present is everywhere I go;
In every state I stop or start
The only EXIT is sleep;
Unless death is a dream.

Keeping it real

We make what ifs and isn’ts

To feed our minds fresh memories

 

What can be made can be

Seen, what can be seen, is.

 

Still life cannot be stopped,

It was there before easel,

 

We can only sit in silence

And find peace in mimicry.

Me to you

We can’t demand

Love any more than

We can change the

Colour of our eyes

But we can give

It and so free

Ourselves from the

Burden of Self.

Lifelong

Life’s too short

For rushing

And ruing.

Let it run

Thick and slow

And rich and

Deep and velvet

Smooth over

Boulders and

Into cracks deep

To the bottom

And long down

The valley,

Silent and soft

And warmed

In the sun

And black

Through the

Night yet

Teeming

With song

Lifelong,

No rush

To rue.

A Morning, Late November

 

 Rod of silver

Wand struck

Soft on my head

Of thoughts laced

With sweet, dripping

Nectar beads

Sweet, dripping

Nectar drop.

The Sun shines

Nourishment on

Me on the bedclothes

And my day dawns

Thick, cool, clear

And tinged with

Autumn, crusts

Of the year, left to crumble, crunch

And pile their juices into compost

Fodder for the Spring.

I rise to meet

These orange-browns,

Lights dangling,

Lights drifting, drunken

Twirling through

The gusts,

Traffic wardens flick them off.

(26th November 2009)

Outside

Take yourself out of

Yourself, just far

Enough to see

Without your glasses

Where the trouble is,

The sore and stinging

Itch, the blister,

There, beside the

Heart, where

Anger and frustration

Have rubbed freckles

Raw and no more

Skin is left to

Shield the soul.

 

Having stopped to

Look, having seen

The pain, the plaster

Will do to stop

Infection spilling

From the broken

Rim of wound.

Soon the blood will

Do its work and anger will subsist,

Just be sure to

Keep things clean

With love and watchful

Pride.