Tomes Stacked High Rise

image Tomes stacked
high rise
up from brain
stuffed with
babble –

King’s
balance march
on the road to
Nowhere

Trade your robes for
skin of bark
Kneel on
fine spun jaded
blades
Learn the whistle-code
of sky
guardians

Wisdom seeps
here
Tinged with tales of
Spanish moss long
grown

That bushel of wonders
ready for the stroking

-SQUEEZING-

’til drop moistens desert tongue

awakening the Knowing

patiently suffocating

on the road to
Nowhere

 

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I fear too much what people think

I fear too much what people think
– but wish it wasn’t so –

to climb a tree with no shoes on
and see how high it goes

I fear too much what people think
– but wish it wasn’t true –

to throw myself on grassy hills
and roll like children do

I fear too much what people think
– but wish it not the case –

to dance right through a thunderstorm
and get drenched in the rain

I fear too much what people think
– but wish I didn’t care –

to sing with joyful unrestraint
if anyone is near

And as I sit and mourn my bonds
– these shackles ’round my heart –

I start to wonder why we can’t
be simply who we are

“Be yourself!” I hear them scream
‘midst welcome signs and cheers

Yet “Weirdo!” “Strange one!” “Not like us!”
still ring within my ear

And so I fear what people think
– conditioning, you see –

too much to live with childlike zest –
wild, abandoned, free

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Slip

Torn,
the fabric

Gossamer thin,
what remains of
separation –

blown away by
one consummate
exhale

and in a
moment

I’ve slipped
into

transcendence

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Simmer

Oh to have a wit as
sharp as a ringing bell,
to leave my mark etched in
your mind;

the fiery trail of

a battle-worthy foe –

But I am not that girl

My thoughts simmer slowly
lest they boil over
into chaos;

teasing fragrance

tempting to patience –

A flavorful reward

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