"Sometimes I have the strangest feeling about you. Especially when you are near me as you are now. It feels as though I had a string tied here under my left rib where my heart is, tightly knotted to you in a similar way."
"You move in your own seasons
through the seasons of others: old women, faces
clawed by weather you can’t feel
clack dry tongues at passersby
while adolescents seethe
in their glassy atmospheres of anger."
Sadness sat at the head of the table like a Monday morning or like Park place with a Hotel as I made my way around the board. I searched this sky seeing only shades of grey when the clouds parted, reminded that earthly concerns remain small while the Universe rekindles flames connecting hearts. Ready to spin these dice once more.
"I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe."
The poet Mary Oliver said “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement" This time lapse of a meteor shower will get you there.
"sleeping by myself
curled up like a question mark
come and answer me"
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple."
"Wars overseas broke down my front door. That let in a mob of famine, pestilence, robbery, rape, fires, political shenanigans, poverty, injustice and climate change. But in the end it was overwhelming ordinariness that pummeled me to submission"
Oh Christ I just wanted you to fuck me
and then I became greedy,
I wanted you to love me