I say that I write for myself, but I am also realizing my poems want to be shared. Only recently started to think of myself as a writer. Frequently write trying to find some resolution to all the things inside of me.
I write this poem for those not heard and not hearing long dead or not yet born bound with chains in prison wild children who never learned language the feral and the afraid the multilingual multitudes whose language I never learned the signs I don't recognize those too busy or drowning in stagnation the refugee walking alone across a barren desert the mountaineer on the highest summit the castaway on the island in paradise the captive in your neighbor's...
Loving kindness meditation for multiples (or you) December 18th, 2021
You are safe. You are loved. You are known. You are never alone.
Loving kindness meditation is a practice where people think positive thoughts for themselves and then others. You can find scripts, audio, and video examples on the web. I adapted this practice for myself as a multiple who meditates. Each person has to find their own way to healing, but this has been one huge step on my path. Adapt as you wish.
Set a timer to go off every 2 minutes. The Insight Meditation...
Blessed Beloved: The Crucifixion of Jesus (Early poem)
This poem happened during the lowest point of my life after 3 failed suicide attempts. I went on a retreat to a nearby monastery. It was such a peaceful experience in the midst of so much pain, that words can't really describe it. This poem is about one amazing moment during morning vigils. I do not identify as Christian, but this poem still happened.
Blessed Beloved: The Crucifixion of Jesus written August 11th, 1996
At the 9th hour Jesus hanging on the cross cried out My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Am I not your blessed beloved? ...