Launching

Since my recent return from a ten-week Ancestor Pilgrimage to Italy and Greece, life feels dreamy, its impermanence consistently obvious...

Turkish Bath Ritual

How she led me, my attendant Idanoush, how she led me by the hand, all along the journey of the...

Blissed

Into her element, she  received me. I trusted the immersion. For a timeless pause, she held me weightless in her...

Cauldron of Belonging

Belonging’s no goal, only the state of everything. Not a sense or feeling, merely what the stars do in relation....

Laughing Grasses

The grass laughs and laughs to be named a singular thing, as if its chorus were made of blades too...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Our Lady of Play

Six green parrots on the green green grass allow me to see them this morning, while Our Lady of Play...

Dimension Adventures

Dimension adventures is what I wish for my friend who got the pronouncement of dementia no one wants. Could those...

Unassuming Sister

Unassuming Sister

Although she roosts with friends concealed in foliage nearby, I know she forages alone, a hungry poet in the dark...

Uncaged (Getting out of Class Early)

Uncaged (Getting out of Class Early)

Boing goes the child heart inside my seventy-something bones. Free, free, unexpected freedom! I’m startled into weightlessness, Boing! gravity releases...

Summer Solstice at 72

Summer Solstice at 72

The wheel of the year’s turning dizzies me this time. How can I dance? Instead, I honor the sun with...