Still Waters

How many times have I said to myself,

I can’t be in

two places

at once,

but

when

I saw

the full moon

reflected in

the still pond, I thought, “Oh, that’s how it’s done.”

                                                                                          JDG

 

Fully Here

When this patch of land claimed me as its own,

something in me

finally

came to

rest.

Next

to the

pond I built

my nest, and found

 my heart’s forever home among these trees.

                                                                               JDG

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.

                                                                                                             JDG

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.

                                                                                                                           JDG

 

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.

                                                                                           JDG

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.

                                                                                                       JDG