I AM

I am in the midst of redevelopment
improvement from the inside
out
time to refurbish
learn to self-nourish
live
without fear or doubt

I am in the midst of redevelopment
a recalibration of fact
Adore
starting inside
Accept
learn to love
all that heretofore
I disliked thought/sight of

Learn, believe: All is well

*Original Art Available Here
This poem was shared in The Garden

Look Up!

Look up!

Stand up!
So much to see
So many watching, walking, wanting
To be
Connected
To you
To me
We
Possess the wonder
Beauty
Ability
To dash deceptions
So that tragedy
(read: bigotry)
Cannot be
So
Look up! Stand up!
Be ready

To LOVE

Shared @ Poets United

Pictures of Me

Pictures of me move fleetingly
in and out of memory, present, past
I gaze
trying to decide if any
are recognizable
true

This is not a mood thing
a stage of life or a phase
It’s an awakening
(I get it @KateC.)
a realization
that if they’re not

It’s time to fix that

*Shared in The Garden

** proudly not a haiku (although sometimes haiku are exactly right)

Red Hawk

Red Hawk

Original Sketch by Kim Nelson

Red Hawk tail feather
Fell from the sky
Delivering message, meaning
And intent

I paid attention
Looked for roots
Of discontent

Sketched
In order to remember

Then let go

I AM
Now I know
That hawk is, too.

*Original Art available here

*Shared in The Garden