I Dreamt of You Again

We were effortless and new

Out of the corner of my eye

I watched you looking around

As we walked

Buildings of brick and learning

Flanked us

Windows glowing softly warm and bright

We had been here before this night

In another dream

Another time

Would you meet me there again

I wonder

Are we students of this life

Through sacred halls we wander

Our bodies are slumbering far apart

Our spirits light

We didn’t need to speak

We understand each other

Other places other dreams

We’ve met there too it seems

Running though the forests

Bending back the beams

Of time and distance

I look up into your eyes

A beautiful disguise

My heart is caught just for a moment

When you smile

Sleep comes easy to me now

I’m not afraid to fall

You’re out there somewhere waiting

By the lamppost in the hall

Pillars rise above us

The dome is crowned with stars

Tiles are laid before us

There’s an alter growing larger

Where we walk we’re leaving foliage

How the forest grows

With each step we take

Behind us a blooming woodland

Unfolding from the ground

In these dreams we’re never touching

We are walking side by side

Your secret smile is saving

My heart and soul behaving

I know this love is true

Connecting me and you

And if all we ever have

Are midnight dreaming strolls

I will keep the door wide open

I will meet you there each

Time we’re called

Climbing winding stairways

Through the galaxies and halls

Where the books are not yet written

Here in the world we live

Our spirits reading pages

And the writings on the walls

Sleep well my favorite slumber

May your heart rest and be at ease

I will meet you on the shores

Of the ocean made of dreams

Whisper my name when you are tired

When drowsiness evades

I will find you there and bring you with me

We will walk the dreams again

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Where Have You Gone

The winds blew you away

In a gale

In a whoosh

In a breeze

Tumbling across the desert

Deluged in the sheeting rain

Capsized by waves

Howling

Whispering

Winds

Did you continue courageous

Did you succeed victorious

Were you scrambling for footing

Have you lost your way

Does your heart still beat for truth

Are you seeking love

Are you hanging upside down in a tree

The hanged man suspended

Biding time

Waiting for the stars to align

Hark to the spring song

The lilies bloom in time

The roads converge

The wind dies

We stand at the grave weeping

She is reborn

The whole world rejoiced

A rainbow glowing

Across the ocean bound

Where have you gone that

You cannot return again

A new path on an old road

An old foot on a new path

Where have you gone my heart

I hear you beating on the wind

Reborn

Flying home

Soaring free

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Are You Full Yet?

Did you finally get enough of yourself

Your lies and denials

The bullshit excuses

Have you looked in the mirror

And said enough

Enough squirming away

Enough closing your eyes

Enough self defeating

Sabotage wielding

Ego bashing madness

Enough wild bravado

Enough always the best

Enough of perfection

And embraced what was left

Have you let yourself be

Wounded and vulnerable

Loving and loved

Mistaken and sometimes

Partly right

Have you opened to love

Without demanding it

Have you opened to joy

Without remanding it

Have you finally finally

Let go of judgment

Let compassion enter

Stage left

Swim a minute

In the lake of love

Float there and look at

The sky above

You’ve caught out

Human and flawed

Worthy of love

Even in the midst

Of your self doubt

No need for haters

Within

They will arrive by storm from

Without

No matter how good or perfect

Or reckless you become

So drift there, my love

In all your beautiful spirit

Love has got you

Coming and going

Discomfort

Longing for safety

A warm cocoon

Leave the cold at the door

Closed eyes against the troubles

Howling in the dark

I want soft music and quiet books

I want romance and love stories and happy endings

I want boats floating on tranquil waters

Under blue skies with cotton candy clouds

Longing for pleasant dreams

Deep sleeps

Friends and laughter

Good hard work with time to rest

Time for me

Longing for home somewhere

Sometime

Discord makes an ingress

Violence calls unannounced

Shocking not shocking

How full of madness is the world

How full of strife

We no longer have to operate from such lack

How can humanity continue in this way

There is plenty for everyone

Distribution and hoarding are the main barriers

Logistics, and logic, and heart

Could so easily combine

Here we sit on the sidewalk in the rain

In wonder that no one opens the buildings empty

For shelter

Could you care less

Could you care more

Discomfort

Could you address the

Could you change the

Can we improve the

Blank spaces with hope

Blank spaces with care

Bland spaces before we

Slip over the edge

Humanity drowning in war

Humanity choked by greed

We were called to love

Above all

Our people

We were called to love

And did not answer this discomfort

With charity or generosity or wisdom

So came the collapse

Towers of Babel falling

Undone by pride and ignorance and obstinance

The ocean devoured the mountain

The mountain exploded into the sky

Somewhere a small god giggled to a

Small goddess and said

“Okay, I reset it. Your turn.”

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A Thousand Ways

I am still counting moments

A thousand ways the water sloshed the boat

A thousand ways the stars shone there above

A thousand reflections cast across the surface

A thousand moons shimmering in the night

I am savoring each connection

Every step upon the path

Every leaf upon the trees

Our canopy as we wandered

I am still counting moments

A thousand ways I felt understood

And seen

A thousand times I reached

To find you there

Beside me

Walking in this wildness

A mad world

A wilderness

With each new step I take

I count a thousand ways

The light within you shines

A beacon for my heart

Let my light rise too

Let my shine be bright enough

To help you find your way

If you are lost and hurting

Look for my starry sky

Look for the shining sun

Feel the gentle breeze

Warm and plucky

To tease the sorrows from your soul

Release the worries from your brow

For a moment here and now

Be safe and whole

Peaceful in a thousand ways

Know you are loved

A thousand ways

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My Heart Left

How can I feel anything at all

No longer alive, but weeping still

Waterfalls become rivers in the cavern

Where my heart once beat

A silent ocean calm

Tranquil

Dark and cold

Buried under stone shaped like bones

There’s no rhythm to my blood

No spark or twinkle in my eye

Lack and more lack

Making room for art and song

A dirge for love lost

I buried hope under divine dreams

What a love did grow there

That ran off with my heart

How shall I live

Without my heart

Beating here in this cavernous chest

Each breath in a painful remembrance

Each exhale a soft let go

I sigh your name

Bid you once and twice

Return to me

My heart

Where love did blossom

Even in winter’s frozen landscape

A garden of hope

A spirit of joy and light

In the darkest days and longest nights

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To Step Between

We see grief approaching

A heart we love

Our friend

Our child

Our parent

Our neighbor

Helpless to prevent the collision

To step between

And take the blow

Wouldn’t you know

That it passes through

We feel the ricochet

And our heart hurts too

We can sit there only

In love and patience and wait

Being present

In grief as in love as in laughter

Life steam rolls everyone once

In a while

Devestating

Sadness

To step between worlds

Yours and ours

To step between griefs

To step between shores

Across an ocean engulphed

To step between body and spirit

Between mind and heart

To cross caverns and mountains and forests

Spanning generations and years and moments

Bridges of love

Slippery stones in the river

We love and we risk and some days we lose

Heart

Hoping in time we can make room

For more love and more light

And feel less the pains of this life

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