Category Archives: Poems
There’s No Before Cancer Surgery or chemo does not mark the beginning of the fight against cancer. Human immune systems routinely eliminate up to a million traitorous cancer cells everyday. You have always been fighting cancer and, up until recently, … Continue reading
The Grammar of Juggling What started with a few smooth stones, expanded: backwards, inside out, with more and fewer stones; gathering nuts from the eucalypts, immigrants now natives. They lack gravitas. They wander in the breeze off the fog, though … Continue reading
I’ve lived in Austin for 18 years but still don’t feel quite at home here. I grew up all over North America, but mostly in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. It has changed and I can’t afford to … Continue reading
I have made it to the two year mark, thankful. I made it with a wife who was the light out of the dark place where I was not sure I could go on. The chem doctor says “Two years … Continue reading
At bed time say, “Here end’th the day’s lesson.” Sleep, knowing you passed the day’s test. And the dream people may come with a review, a commentary, and hidden deep within the ordinariness, the way forward.
If when you go into the desert into the sweat lodge on a vision quest to drum or dance for days on pilgrimage to a far, distant shrine And encounter the Sacred, receive a word, a vision face to face … Continue reading