Entrenched Habits

Sometimes we think

 we’re well on our way

to a new destination

only to discover the path

 is longer than we thought.

                                               JDG

 

The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind

What if every leaf

on every tree, has something

surprising to say ?

If we listened, would we float

on waves of natural wisdom

  or would we argue, gasp, and sink?

                                                                                JDG

Open To Correction

All those mistakes we make aren’t wasted if

we begin to 

explore where

things went

wrong.

                                                                                                   JDG

Viewfinder

We can focus on

the large surrounds of gray or

those few openings

where sun pours through or hold them

both in a much larger view.

                                                                                                      JDG

The Sun And I

The sun – poking out from behind its clouds

and I from mine –

exchange a

sunny

grin.

                                                                                                       JDG

National Bird Watch

Not that there aren’t eagles

out there, but it helps to know

if what you’re seeing

are soaring common crows or

just bewildered mockingbirds.

                                                                                 JDG

On My Better Days

On my better days

(moments really, days being

longer than I can

manage) I can move beyond

myself and find my way to you.

                                                                                              JDG

That Elusive Pause

That elusive pause – the time to stop, to

take a few breaths,

to assess

if the

path

I’m

about

to take is

the one I should

tread. Will it take me where I want to go

and will I be

the kind of

person

I

want

to be

as I walk

the path ahead,

be it an easy one or one that’s rough?

                                                                                          JDG

Perpetual Resolution

Still struggling after

all these years to keep my tongue

leashed and to control

fast flow to my lungs so gusts 

of hot air are not released.

                                                                                                                JDG