it is here

Scotland
It is here

Imagine the deliciousness of letting 
        go, like 
                f 
                 a
                  l
                   l
                    i
                     n
                      g
    			into the deep
sea of sleep, allowing  yourself to 
                         s – t – e – p 
                         over 
                         the cliff’s 
                   y			edge 
discovering	  l
         you can f		sky 
    			into the 
or even float
   like a boat
	in the vastness of the water

Released 
        from your	grasping
		        resisting
		        constant seeking
				        of light
It is here
	in the most ordinary
					moment
of opening yourself
into the 
now of what is. 

I had fun playing with formatting on this one. At some places it’s difficult to read, although I hope you found it a fun little adventure. ;]

rest here now

Rest Here Now 

Now
Here 
Rest
Right where you are
With all of your discomfort and distraction
Watch what you feel come and go
Let go of the need to judge what arises
Simply wait beside like a kind friend 
Allow what you see 
Just let it be
Right where you are
Rest
Here
Now

I thought this was a nice sentiment with which to close out 2021. Happy New Year! May you find yourself being ever more present and alive as you step into a new year of possibility.

Passageway

Keswick, England

I wrote this poem to a prompt in How to Write Poetry: A Guided Journal with Prompts to Ignite Your Imagination. The suggestion was to write down as many definitions of time as I could in 3 minutes, pick the definition I was most attracted to, identify traits and images associated with that definition, and write a poem that never uses the word time.

Passageway
 
tick tock, tick tock
the clock speaks its words
opens the passageway
 
our days measured
in seconds, minutes, hours
days, weeks, months
and, if we’re lucky, years
 
ticking tocking clocking
we hustle about
to be there now
or here then