Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2016


The huge orb weaver spider
sits spinning and spinning
on the front porch railing
reminding me of Halloween.
She might explode just waiting
and eating all the bugs
that come to her on the breeze.
Such drama differs from my life:
Maybe I’ll switch places with her
and transcend being unseen.

* written with John


Posted by: John | September 24, 2016

Mountain Flight

Clouds are condensed moisture.
When the temperature and dew point come together
a cloud is formed: cumulus-graniticulous
it is sometimes called when it obscures mountains.
When flying in clouds a pilot must be aware of this.
The FAA has another anomic for this:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain.
Sometime, they might find the wreckage of my soul
in the Disappointment Mountains,
probably along DisIllusion Ridge.

Posted by: Lisa | September 16, 2016

Morning Dove

One good news:
There’s no longer a heart
left to be broken. That warm,
soft bird now completely shattered
with nothing left to break. Her hollow
bones sing. No need to cry anymore.
Just mechanical auto-pilot now
putting one foot in front of the other
focusing on the next task to be done.
Be productive, be practical —
that’s the mantra. The heart
can never be practical
or completely won.

Posted by: John | September 6, 2016


From whence cometh the meaning of a metaphor?
Do we read between the lines while listening to the rhymes?

Posted by: Lisa | September 5, 2016


I’ve always loved the sound
of fountains and waterfalls.
It strikes me
as simultaneously
beautiful and sorrowful:
The sound of AUM continuously
creating, sustaining, and dissolving
creation. The sound
of my own soul crying tears
of joy and sadness. The sound
of life as it is.

Posted by: John | September 4, 2016

Just Try

Your third eye can tell you why.
It won’t lie, but you must try!

Posted by: Lisa | August 24, 2016

The Inner

Suddenly “got” this:

We have to find the inner Lover, the inner Home, and become secure there before we attempt to establish those experiences externally.  The external is meant to be a reflection of what’s going on, what’s real, inside.  We err when we focus only on the external situations and see those things as the primary goal — the “answer” — to our questions, loneliness, etc.  Those things will always be imperfect in some ways, so we can only bear them when our internal world is complete/whole and perfect for us (which is something only we can decide).  Otherwise, we keep running and seeking externally, never understanding that what we seek exists inside.

Explore your inner world.


Posted by: Lisa | August 22, 2016

Goose Honkings

This bright late summer
afternoon, my car parked
near the pond, I stroll
along the path past the resting
geese, not meaning to disturb
them. They move peacefully
aside as I continue on my way.
Along the far side of the pond
I’m stunned out of my inner
musings by loud honking…
Honk! Honk! Not of geese —
but of cars, their drivers
massively annoyed by geese
in the road, obstacles
in the way of work or money
or pleasure or amusement.
In my mind I hear the cursing
of nature going on in cars.
And the geese: They know
they can fly south now.

Posted by: John | August 11, 2016

Washing My Hair

Have I anything left to share?
What else do I have to bare?
Do I really care?
Surely, I’m not really rare.
Why should I dare?
No one cares if it’s fair.
I’ll wind up somewhere.
I wonder what’s there.

Posted by: Lisa | August 10, 2016

No Doormats

“Submission to what people call their ‘lot’ is simply ignoble. If your lot makes you cry and be wretched, get rid of it and take another.” (Elizabeth von Arnim)

Women morph into doormats
encouraged to put others before themselves.
“If everyone did that, then the world would be a better place.”
A world filled with love and compassion, yes
where people are happy to serve others —
but guarding against being used and abused.
Depression waves its red flag for all
who bother to see, yelling:
“Stand up for yourself!” You have a right
to be respected as a human being with your own needs;
When you’re strong, healthy and (yes!) happy,
you bring light and love to the world in need.

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