possibilities

Experiment

I’m so willing to try

what works.

Openness of mind requires

courage, although it may

not seem so.

Everyone is genetically different

even though you may find

yourself in a particular “group”.

So, what works for one

does not necessarily work for

all, even though we are all

humans.

So being open to experiment

–yourself being the “lab rat”,

requires letting go of

OK, for wow!

Anyway, on-going conditions

let the chips fall as

they change where they may.

So, one day at a time,

though trite,

may be the sanest and

best way to get through

a tailored existence–

fitting you to a T

at least temporarily.

Sailboat off St. John, Virgin Islands and sunset.

Sailboat off St. John, Virgin Islands and sunset.

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A New Road

The road less traveled

for each of us

is a “new” or almost

new road we haven’t

taken or tried (or even

knew about) before.

Like the plank walk of faith,

this road will only remain

stable

until the end, I guess,

and then we jump…

and hope for the best

in shark-infested waters.

Our old roads are old.

They worked until they

didn’t

so we went looking

until a ‘secret’ (to us

anyway) passageway

opened up and a

new adventure beckoned

luring us on to

new experiences, hopefully,

since the old path has

somewhat petered out

or at least our understanding

of how to follow it.

Bougainvillea flowers and waterfall at garden in Kauai, Hawaii

Bougainvillea flowers and waterfall at garden in Kauai, Hawaii

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Adversity: Keep Going

Adversity keeps us tuned up

for easy roads

smooth sailing.

No blockages–

fallen trees

branches piled high

as a tree on the trail

dogs who want your

soul as well as your

flesh, but their owners

protest, no, they won’t hurt

you”.  Oh, OOOkaay…right.

I’ll wait.  You chain ’em up.

Two hands.  5 dogs coming

at me all at once.

Fields of grass hiding

‘deadly’ thorny features

you don’t want to

mess with.

Well, if you get

through all that

and onto the blockage

free path, finally,

you can enjoy an

easy road/path

home the rest of the

way.

 

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love and joy

I am alive

so much possibility, potential

living is joy

live what you love

and you will be joyful.

I am enough

this is enough–

Spider Web with dew and blurred flowers. Near Alpine, Oregon

Spider Web with dew and blurred flowers. Near Alpine, Oregon

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Time Travel

In third grade you

start wondering:

how far can you go?

They heard about

other dimensions.

How do we get there?

Are they really there?

What about time

travel?

It’s not just the

thing of movies

anymore, a

fantasy.  They

want to build a

time machine

if that’s what it

takes to get out

of third grade

or their neighborhood.

This isn’t on the

curriculum, but

I try to answer

their questions

and at least

get them thinking.

 

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Questions

I want to walk into a new life

a life of adventure and discovery

of meeting exciting, interesting people

who are never enough for me I love them

so much I can never get tired of their company.

What planet or how far do I have to go to meet

such beings?  I’m actually starting to

get to know some people that are more

than what appears on the surface as I get

to know them better.

They surprise me with their responses,

never seeming to try to impress yet they

do so at every turn.  I think I have someone

somewhat “sized up” but I shouldn’t be so

quick to form impressions, lest they limit

what I am able to see what they’re then

willing to share.

Others are welcome to come closer, too.

Maybe unconsciously I fear being

overwhelmed by the non-introvert they

are but I am.

Although I need “recovery time”, I then

have to battle with my shyness or I’m

mistakenly sending stay away signals.

I think I’m looking for myself and when I

find it to see that in others as being enough

like me and therefore potential friends.

They’re shy too, perhaps.  Failed relationships

may lead to some sensitive feeler feelings when

they reach out of their own shells to connect.

I want to be open so that when I write when

I’m alone I’m not so full of questions why things

are the way they are and can accept more and

move on without so much cautious apprehension.

Still, when I find someone I’m still kind of shy

but when I open up people see the side of me

that no one gets to see in a group or with many

others.

I think I have some kind of intention with all

this maybe spelling it out will firm up my

movement in a positive direction toward

meeting and getting to know some new people

better.

Nautilus sea shell.

Nautilus sea shell.

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Space

God has cleared a space.

The Hubble is yours to view.

What do you see?

What are you looking for

or do you just want to see

what’s there?

Not many have explored

space–there’s a lot of it

for one thing.  And it’s

very far away, most of it.

So, we can look and see

what we see.

Do you think there’s fireflies in

outer space?

Or is there plenty of light

without them?

I’d bring a flashlight,

just in case.

On return to earth

you might be a

little ‘spacey’ after

a trip into outer

space or even inner

space.

But it’s good to be solidly

in the dimension–the

3rd I think it is, when

you’re in your body.

 

 

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Soul Shop

Who wants my soul?

I’m trading it in

on a new model.

Does the devil

deal in used souls?

Mine is worn out–

too many miles

on it over the

roughest roads

you can imagine–

a lifetime of abuse–

irreparable–at

least to my eyes.

Maybe there’s

a shop in heaven

where a make

or do over takes

place & you’re

returned good as

or better than

new?

I heard there was

such a place but

it’s hard to get in,

hard to get through

the security.

But maybe someday.

Until then, I might

be looking to trade

in this used (but

vintage!) model.

 

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24 hrs.

Everyday we do what we do.

Doesn’t seem we’ve been given

the gift of 24 hrs. to do with

as we please.

We look back on the day and

say, ” What was I so busy

for?”  I could have been

enjoying myself,

doing what I love.

My life is ordered of a

sorts.  If I change

the routine,

I may need to re-adjust

every other aspect affected

by it.

It’s often easier to do

the same things (that

keep me afloat) daily &

not skip because my

body knows it missed

out on a “treat” of some-

thing it enjoys and will

usually let me know

I haven’t become healed

or strong enough to move

on or away from that

most helpful activity

repeated day after day.

There’s a big chunk in

the middle that’s über

creative and almost

never the same, though,

for balance.

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

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

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No where to go

There’s really no where to go

pizza to go, going fishing

no where will going somewhere

get you to where you want to be.

So…just be.

being is where its at

no where to go just be–be within

be without but be

with one e.

eat your heart out–

if that’s what you’re hungry for

have liver have whatever you want

it’s all within or will be

once you get there

to rendezvous with it

busy bee living lets you not

be.  or it’s very hard to just be

and do something else unless you’ve

practiced a long time.

Then there are those quirks where

all of a sudden you’re a master

and you don’t have a clue to how it

happened.  But you’re glad it did.

You’ll accept all gifts from the universe.

It wouldn’t have came if you didn’t want

it.  Being allows you not to be a moving

target so the universe can find you when

it has something to deliver.

 

 

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