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

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

Journeying

Journeying

Journeying
you ponder
purpose – meaning – end
Disregarding
the moment that is now.

Proceeding
you contemplate
achievements – facades – friends
Forgetting
“now” is/could be acme, crown.

Living
you lose track
of your brilliance – wonder – zest
Heedless
of inherent
perfection.

Try,
please,
to pay attention.