wellspring

This morning, my father shared this quote with me from the Jewish and Welsh physician and poet, Dannie Abse: “…I felt that poetry shouldn’t be an escape from reality, but rather an immersion into reality…” I have been writing to immerse myself in my life since…

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if i close my eyes the truth is familiar

    Over the weekend, I visited the SF MOMA with my niece Isabel and nephew Simon to see The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde. As a long time lover of Matisse’s work, it was thrilling for me to experience this exhibition with…

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volcanoes

High on the trail I run into a deer, in the exact same spot where last summer’s deer spoke to me, so I assume he’s returned to follow up. Letting me get within twenty feet, his eyes reveal that I have now reached a rung of closure. I keep ruminating about something my…

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lean into the loving

With this week’s poem post, I invite you to explore the terrain of releasing any limiting beliefs currently holding you back so that you may fully inflate and trust your own force now. While this poem is specifically about my experience of leaving a long…

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terra firma

terra firma sifting back through rack and ruin from decades of debris desire climbs with each new stretch of time mileage across ranges seasons states and seas now i am the woman i have been waiting for  

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the wanting that is waking

i wake gasping for air i’ve been submerged now finally released repercussions repeating cycles of measure setting in motion what will be from what was that part of me close to death

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