Oct 14, 2013

I'm crazy mad in love

I'm crazy mad in love
     with me
Just now, this minute
Surprised? Me too!

Not the best, or the brightest
     not even close
with all my lacks and

I'm just crazy about me.

Saint is just part of my
not a part of me
But wings are - a part of me.

I fly.

I flash with anger, then
     Poof - calm
deep in the center
of me .

I hug in and then
I flow and expand
I gather in.

I laugh because,
     you know,
I've come to this,
I don't know how.

I am my own safe place.

(Oct. 14, 2013)

Oct 12, 2013

Things that have stuck in my mind so I stuck them in a folder...

"Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning."

(From the poem Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith

"I went back and memorized it. Not because I believe it's true, but so that I have a choice of what to believe, and it doesn't always have to be the worst."  ( From "A Trick of the Light" by Louise Penny)

“Now here's a good one:
you're lying on your deathbed.
You have one hour to live.
Who is it, exactly, you have needed
all these years to forgive?”

(From "A Trick of the Light" by Louise Penny)