Tempest

The tempest it rages deep in my soul, Tossing, turning, burning, on a bed of hot coal. It screams, it cries, longing to escape, No longer sleeping, this mighty force is wide awake. It is the itch that can find no relief,  It is the unsettled feelings of longing and disbelief. It’s the eyes that…

Doesn’t Fucking Matter

In the end, it does not matter.   I know a lot of different kinds of people. I know folks with money, and without. I know folks who are uptight and snobby, and I know folks who are down to earth and overly giving. I know earth muffins, mother-Goddesses and crunchy granolas. I know avid outdoorsman…

The Hike

I have come to realize that I hike like I am headed to war. I mean, really, I am loaded with weapons, emergency supplies, a determination and a verve. I find a rhythm of mind and body and I just go. I tend to focus on the path, head down with intent. I know I…

Vast Expanse

I am enamored with wide open spaces. I love looking out and not being able to see the end. I em enthralled with unending horizons and roads that disappear into nothing. I am getting my fill here by the ocean. The beach just goes on and on and on, never ending. I mean, it seems…

Fuck Off Kind of Day

It’s a fuck off kind of day, when the minutes go on like hours, when you read and ponder and watch the sun cross the sky. When the light rains down like endless summer showers, when the bottle of wine seems never to run dry. It’s a fuck off kind of day when the breeze…

Going it Alone

It strikes me this morning that, as much as I think I am making this brave move, going it solo, acting like some long ranger, I am really not doing this alone. Not by a long shot.  I was getting ready to send some mail. I have to send my Mom a check as she…

Last night I talked with the moon…

The rays of light woke me from my sleep. It was the moon. It’s brightness calling me. It’s light bringing me gently out of my deep slumber. It’s voice had a message I needed to hear.  The moon reminded me of hope. Hope as the light in the dark, the warmth in the cold, the…

I Am Tired

I’m tired. Of this life I lead, this box I am in. I’m tired. Adjusting my mood, always lifting my chin. I’m tired, Of the job, the people, the places I see. They know not any other way to be. The repetition and routine drive me insane, Am I in hell or some alternate plane?…

A Mary Poppins sort of Day

I like old movies. Especially musicals. I love to watch folks operate in what I consider a simpler time, a less complicated society, when our focus was more on people and relationships than on our computer screens or Facebook posts. At least that is what I see in these movies. Simple lives. There is also…

Soldier Man

05-31-18 Carry on, soldier man, as it if never was. Carry on, soldier man, same as our society does.  Bury your burdens, heavy though they may be, Bury them deep, down where no-one can see. Bury your anger, your fear, your hate and discontent.  Bury deep your emotions, keep your feelings irrelevant.  Carry on, soldier…