Body Language

Toad and cat must have had a lover’s spat.

Hour after

hour toad

watched for

signs

of

a change

of heart as

cat sat, back turned,

resolute, behind that thin wall of glass.

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In And Out

I want to follow my breath, but my thoughts

lure me away

til something

in me

spots

where

I’ve gone.

I’m grateful

for that watchful

presence of which I’m mostly unaware.

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Problematic

Itching to solve this problem or that, I

scratch around for

answers. When

none come,

I

scratch

some more

until what

results is a

self-inflicted open wound that festers.

                                                                                                 JDG

A Teachable Moment

Couldn’t see clearly in the morning mist.

Forced to slow down.

I began

to see

what

I

hadn’t

seen before –

unexpected

benefit of a clouded point of view.

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The Beat Of The Moment

There are times to go fast; there are times to

go slow. When we’re

out of sync

problems

start.

Let’s

listen

to what each

moment asks of

us and dance with it in timely fashion.

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In Its Own Way, In Its Own Time

You can’t hurry a poem. Waiting is

as much a part

as writing.

Stops and

starts,

some

u-turns,

some right turns,

some wrong turns and,

if you are patient, a poem might come.

                                                                                                  JDG

Finding The Path

Sometimes we can see more clearly when both

our eyes are closed.

Distraction

free, we

can

look

at what’s

going on

internally

and chart our course with opened mind and heart.

                                                                                                                           JDG