creative

go–no go–go

Feeling disconnected

then connected.

I can stand back

go within

having distanced

myself from

supposed problems,

delays,

I say:  What can

I do while I wait?

Then I do it.

I look up.

Oh, I think I’m

connected again.

That was short!

Crimson star flower (Adenium). Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Arizona

Crimson star flower (Adenium). Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Arizona

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You Can, Yes?

Why go climb high to the sky?

Because it’s there

and you can.

NOT KNOWN

What you can do

until you do it

trying is not even an option

belief

and mental power,

toughness,

that you can,

will succeed

propel you on.

Mindset

and preparation

aid any trained

athlete, even an ordinary

person

to accomplish

unheard of feats.

Yes?  You’re up for it?

Let’s go.

The mountain is

ready and always

there, waiting.

 

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Nature

I have a nature

addiction.

If I don’t get my ‘fix’

I feel I really

miss out.

Nature always gives

more than it takes

and it takes nothing

as it needs not one

thing from me.

So provided for is nature,

its only purpose is to

give, and it does so

freely.

 

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Night/Day

The light of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

The night of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

Some animals only

come out at night.

Nocturnal they’re called.

A lot gets done in the

light of day.

The same can be said

in the dark of night.

 

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going forward

Today starts

turtle slow

ends rabbit fast.

The story of my life.

Chapter 2

Without the need of people

to show me the way,

I’m promptly lost,

often.

Chapter 3

If I try to give myself

what I want–

oh! no!

All heaven and earth

and generalized heck

breaks loose.

Chapter 4

Indecision rides low

on my hip like a 6-gun.

I draw it only when I

mean business.

The other hip has

decision.  I draw it

when necessary, too.

Sometimes both

at once.

 

 

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one day

one day is not enough to hold all my desires

bookended by rises and sets

my life has broader horizons

deeper depths than ordinary

it wants it all & a bit more.

greedy?  yes, that’s it.  more in

a cup than the cups holds

lap up the excess elixir

the golden nectar of life

that the heart opens to

to let in more than it

holds normally

a Tardis

space deception

time distortion

timelessness within

slowed seemingly

to playful times

setting up camp there

for a long, long while.

 

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Now or Later

To do or not to do

(first line every word has to have an o in it)

that is the question

Being doesn’t even enter

into it

unless you haven’t been

being (been being?) enough

then you have no

energy to do

try as you

might

is all uphill

steeply but when you’re

more rested

to do or not to do

becomes easy–

you just go

for it and

struggling

is held to a

minimum.

So, is it now,

or later?

Never usually

isn’t a choice.

Fall leaves and tendril from passion plant with dew.

Fall leaves and tendril from passion plant with dew.

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fearless

fear?  fear?

What fear?

Kidding myself–

with inaction

pretending to be fearless

when challenges

surface

avoiding

with innumerable

excuses

fear?

less maybe

gone

for the moment

feel brave

inspired

who knows?

I may move

forward

without the

slightest hindrances.

Doesn’t take much

to keep going…really

–just keep moving–

one foot in front of

the other.

What fear?

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Silly Boy

Silly boy

you think I

care for you?

ha!  you’re

way off

in space

base

not even in

the race.

Silly.

To think you have

Something

to offer

to others, to me

Silliness abounds

rebounds.

only the stars

get the rebound.

those that jump

highest

stay up longest

and come down

with the ball.

Silly boy.

Jump.  For your

life.  For your wife

for the ball.

 

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Goosey Loosey

O.K.  Goose.  You and your

friend (another goose–Canadian

geese mate for ‘life’) are hogging

the trail.  Sitting directly in the

path of runners, bikers, walkers–

me!  OK so you had to get up off

your duff  (you have a duff,

don’t you?) and stand

aside while I walked through

–even around–giving you

lots of space wild/tame

as you are/seem to be,

and yet you hissed at

me like you were being

sized up for dinner tonight

(you weren’t).

So, I didn’t appreciate

the unfriendly, even overtly

aggressive treatment

even as I just walked by.

I think you had a feather

up your duff and was just

having a bad goose down

day.

Geese landing with fall colors. Montana

Geese landing with fall colors. Montana

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