A Poet’s Journey

Traveling down Beaverdam Creek Road, I

 realize there are

no beavers

here and

no

dam –

no creek

either. If

there’s deep meaning 

here, the poet in me should have found it.

                                                                                               JDG

 

 

 

Recalibration

Friends helped me pull the circuit breaker that

stopped the crazy

circular

loop of

thought

and 

feeling

running through

my system. Once

stilled, I felt a sudden surge of wisdom.

                                                                                    JDG

 

 

On Reflection

I’d like to think it was me and not its

own reflection

that drew that

sparrow

to

my

window –

ah it’s back –

that eternal

 romantic versus realist duel.

                                                                                     JDG

 

 

 

Insight

It’s funny how our vision improves when

we open our 

eyes, unseal

our hearts

and

let

the doors

of our minds

swing wide and free –

something not encouraged by Fox tv.

                                                                                                             JDG

On My Way

After being trapped in a sauna of

small stuff, I say

no more sweat

for me

’cause

I’m

going

to head for

a higher ground

of cool surveyance and a broader view.

                                                                                                          JDG

Beyond Contention

When I’m not arguing for or against,

who knows what will

come from a

center

where

all

are held?

What will sprout

when contention

cracks and new green is allowed to emerge?

                                                                                                                           JDG

When Awareness Returns

When awareness returns,  I can see through

the fog of thought

and breathe in

shoulders

held

tight,

breathe out

tall, swaying

trees shimmering

at water’s edge in early morning light.

                                                                                                                                         JDG