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Hold You There

And it takes your breath away
Just before dropping
You dare to hold on
The rush of wind in your lungs
Freeing you from yourself
Letting it all go
Utterly alive
Utterly terrified
And flying
Feeling your heart flutter and race
As you plunge in the wonder of this vast abyss
The sparkling deep blue
Flowing up and down
Together and forever
Over and under
Sharing you there
Swooping, diving
I’ll hold you there
In the embrace of the night sky
Your spirit elevated
As light as a tear
I’ll hold you there
In our one and only time here

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Reaching to the sky
Distance running dry
Keep my fingers crossed
Let me get lost
I want to dive into the moon
I want to sing a heartfelt tune
Leave me to my imagination
Exploring the commotion
A searching in the night
Across the Earth in a plane trip flight
Moving in through the oceans
Letting go of the solutions
A novelty deeply felt
A richness that’s soon to melt
Driven by the awakening
Bare, alive

Change is happening
Feeling it
Processing it
Moving through the world with it
Charged by it

A match has struck
Fire is lit
Yearning for the lesson
Learning from questioning
Endless, fast and rapid
It can happen
Anything is possible now
Courage to discover more
What this life is for
Feeling everything
Why nots spilling out the door
Heartshaped sprinkles
Tossed freely
Onto dreams, soft and creamy
Where is the beauty and mystery?
I’m driven like a bug to them
A secret desire to be burned by the light
An instinct destined to let something die
Stretching to other existences
Stretching my strength and trust
Stretching to discover myself through
The world I had to be burned to see
Chasing lives and experience

And the fire that’s within me

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Beyond the Horizon

I want to feel
Close to existence
Outside me, outside cities
And suburbs and streets,
Outside humanity,
Something closer to the movement of the light,
The sun moving across the sky,
The sight of a view further than what I can see,
Something bigger,
Something deeper,
Something that opens my mind,
To see the world, the universe,
To see beyond the horizon
That keeps us tucked away,
Where we scurry around,
To and fro below,
Distant and distracted,
Hidden in the narrow,
Shadowed by the vast window
Above our small scope.
I want to feel what this life is for.
What is it that I share
With the sky and sun?
What does it feel like to live
Like a mountain?
To understand like a redwood?
To live in a nest of senses
Taking in more than
My mind could comprehend,
Forgetting everything below
In those hurried, crowded, clouded whispers
Below the window pane.
What does it mean to be part of it all
And to really feel it,
When I’m an ant caught in the dust
Learning how to open the world beyond the tunnel
To come up for air and see
Beyond the horizon

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Listening to the Tree


Twisting out from the ground
Making a reach out to the impossible
Leaning into the wind
The music of gnarled roots
Pulsing through chipping
Skin and veins

A dog curls up
Underneath her outstretched wing
They stay together in the warmth
The sun yellowing the grass
The faint cheerful squeals of a harmonica
Drifts across the hilly field
A lullaby and an accompaniment
To the tree’s silent song.

Rustic Temple
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