unity

a woman king, a crydian

we live in a world where men are not allowed to cry, or women to be kings. i don’t like this world, i’m a man, and i’m crying now. i cry every day. it seems to be the only thing i’m consistently good at, the only thing that comes easy to me. people say i’m […]

elephants are small, really

it’s normal to perceive the universe in forms we humans can accommodate, where elephants are big creatures, and we, relatively small, but big at the same time, if we are staring at a twirling sparrow when asking the question. one day this painting stumbled into me, and i sat down on the steps, for perhaps […]

and then, no more

she was never going to leave me, and i was never going to leave her, she’s gone now, and i am too, lost, i mean, has anybody seen me? she wrote me a poem once, “Ghost dance and I am there, on the plains, as in my dreams, as i was, brown skin in sun, […]

mother goddess of the universe

the bird who woke me up this morning, was the same bird of my childhood, in whom i understood i was not alone in the world, and the world was inside me. though i am 53 now, the bird has lived on within me, migrated over worlds and time, to remind me she takes care […]

Just beyond my reach

someday, i’ll tell you about this. tonight is some day. i first saw it hanging there, not long after i saw her standing there, under its bigger brother, under a load she had tried to dislodge from her heart, but couldn’t, until she came to us, and we pulled it out with a lithe feather, […]

Just sort of floating there

if you float around a lot, sooner or later you’ll end up in the north pacific gyre, where all the plastic trash of our human lives winds down, one might think this is a failure of some form, to have arrived in that vortex of garbage, but floating or not, disciplined or not, we end […]

gone today, here tomorrow

this one came by surprise, as does so much of our lives, just when we finalized our plans, someone appears, or disappears, something we hadn’t counted on, something we couldn’t have. for me, because change is the only constant, surprises are the status quo, whichever way they should fall, into our living rooms or out, […]