Unspoken Word
October 13, 2017
THE PATH

The path is simple,
but not always easy,
kind of like a teenage boy,
on his first date,
who discovers he has a pimple
right before he goes to kiss
the girl of his dreams
who,
as it turns out,
is in love with someone else --
a nice enough fellow,
or so I'm told,
but with wicked temper
and a red '63 Corvette.

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October 02, 2017
Disguised as Myself

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September 25, 2017
I Take a Few Deep Breaths

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On a good day
I take a few deep breaths
and feel God's primal tide inside me.
A force of nature they are,
coming from who knows where.
They continue, these breaths,
one slow motion wave at a time,
and take everything I have
back into the ocean.
Nothing remains,
nothing at all,
just the blue sky overhead
and the shell of a body
at ease, at rest, at peace,
now thankful for a power
greater than me
hiding in my breath.


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September 24, 2017
Hiding in Plain Sight

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September 17, 2017
Poetic Justice?

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The Best Archer in All of China
A Bag of Small Red Berries
What I Learned from Listening to Bolero for 14 Hours

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September 06, 2017
The Wheel Turns

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September 01, 2017
I Share My Poetry Too Soon

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August 29, 2017
The Ecstatic Wound of Longing

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August 23, 2017
These Two Zen Monks Don't Walk into a Bar

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August 18, 2017
Cruisin' With Rumi

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On a bone cold February afternoon, 23 miles from home, in a Japanese car leased three months ago, I listen to Rumi, 800 years gone from praising everything that breathed.

Lights are flashing everywhere, especially behind me, not white like those that lit up Rumi's eyes. No. More like red, the kind that signal stop and oops and maybe I should slow down and pull over.

Rumi, on the 5-CD changer, is completely unconcerned, his monologue of love making perfect sense, as I, poised, tribal, and whole, notice a large man of the law approaching and reach for my license -- not the poetic kind, but the other kind, the one with the photo no one shows their mother, even as the uniformed man standing tall by my door beckons me to roll down my window and announces, like a small town accountant wishing he was home for lunch with his wife, my speed, which, he informs me, was 20 over the limit, Rumi still holding forth beneath an ancient Persian moon.

He has kind eyes, my sudden companion for the moment in his well-pressed uniform, kind eyes and a smile that speaks of long winters keeping roads safe for travelers like me who, somehow, must have missed the sign about a mile back, veiled, as it was, by that old willow tree and the last few rays of light finding their way past the steepest hill in town, the one where all the kids go sledding, kids, as far as I can tell, who have never heard of Rumi, the officer of the law, or me.

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Rumi and Kabir bowling (in the HuffPost)

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August 16, 2017
My Pen Is a Butterfly Net

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Heart of the Matter
Butterflies

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August 13, 2017
I Pray at the Altar of Your Lips

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August 11, 2017
Centrifugal

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August 07, 2017
The Holiest of Prayers

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August 03, 2017
The World Is a Milkweed Pod

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August 02, 2017
The Great Mystery

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Excerpted from this book
Storytelling at Work
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July 28, 2017
You Are the Water

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Day Three of Amaroo video
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July 27, 2017
Looking

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July 25, 2017
The One Who Teaches from Within

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July 20, 2017
They Are Still Laughing

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Camembert?
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