The Evergreen

The Evergreen  Everything in life  Is a parable A story A sign Pointing toward a greater reality  A greater truth  That exists all around us All within us  But this truth cannot be explained with words So a picture book must do All around, me All around, you If we simply listen for the sights…

Tsunami

Tsunami The wonder of nature is meant to be overwhelming Its magnanimity designed to overtake To break us apart Scattering our parts over the plains – From the delicacies of why To the awe of the dragon fly Always reminding us  Wonder is our eternal and unaging companion – 4/23/21 kdc

Setting Sun

Setting Sun I was on my evening walk I stopped right in my tracks Two geese ahead were making it clear They did not want me to bring any more fear Into the night of the setting sun The rising moon Their time for flight was much too soon They would rather sit here in…

Life, Work

Life, Work Sometimes it is just not romantic Writing life-filled poetry We all want life to be good and whole And it is Yet life seems to live on a backdrop of death We cannot see in total darkness We cannot see in total light We have to have a both and an and We…

Live Oak

 Valley Oak I used to dislike you Your disfigured form Your gnarled hands Your thorned leaves I thought you belonged in a horror film The perfect backdrop for darkness and grim – I’ve spent a decade with you – Now I see You are amongst the strongest of trees You stand amongst the wildfires The…

Presence

Presence There are so many things going on  in this present moment  Then those things disappear  but the present moment does not  The present moment is our taste of the eternal  Every leaf that quakes in the wind Every bird that flaps its wings and flies  Every ray of light  It rests in the here…

Transplant

No photo today. Shocker! I’m going to let you use your imagination instead 🙂 Transplant I see the transplant branch Withering, sad and dry I don’t know where, I don’t know why When I followed all the given directions – I went to class, I listened well But still my lovely branch was felled By…

Crossroads

Crossroads Maybe it’s time to say goodbye to guilt To shame To self-criticism and hate I hear the screams of the rigid “you’re taking away the right from the wrong” Exactly I’m tired of playing this dualistic song I’m tired of the same old lyrics The same old endings The same old routines I’ve listened…

Attempt

Attempt I sit here on a Saturday The holiest day of all the days But it’s just too hot to go outside I sit under the fan Moving top speed Just like my life used to do – Now I just sit here With the dachshund tucked beside me She never frets about anything much…

Prairie

Prairie Life seems so elusive Though it sits right in my chest I look for it everywhere else but there All the advice just seems to evade me I search for good in the music I search for light in the food I search for meaning in the temporal I search for happy in my…

Revoke

Revoke Today is a day of mourning A day of celebration Today my childhood died From youth, a liberation From fantasy, fallacy To life, reality From hopeful nonsense To quiet trust I think I may I think I must Keep leaning into this moment This moment right here with me No past or future liberty…

All Encompassing

All Encompassing Love is the greatest of delights,the most unconscionable of painsIt rides mighty horses across the universe’s plainsAn all encompassing sea of stars and planets and spaceQuarks and mesons and traceLove is the reason why I breatheThe reason why I dieIf love was not in the midst of my being,here In meaninglessness I would…