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

Clear But Not Simple

You may eat anything in the garden

except for the

fruit of that

one tree.

It’s

hard 

for us

humans not

to focus on

what we can’t have and lose sight of the rest.

                                                                                                     JDG

When The Chips Are Down

The true meaning of family became clear

when so many

pitched in and

worked real

hard

to

make this

difficult,

necessary

transition and double move possible.

                                                                                             JDG

 

The Times They Are A-Changin

With new pronouns and new haircut they’ve matched

how they want to

be seen with

their sense

of

self.

Those of

us who learned

other pronoun

rules and ways need patience as we adjust.

                                                                                          JDG

 

 

If Only For A Moment

In our present discord, Christmas music

weaves wonder, peace,

and joy back

into

the

frayed

fabric

of our lives,

reminds us of

hope’s renewal in the darkest of times.

                                                                          JDG

 

 

Little Bit By Little Bit

It began with the body, but ended

with the mind – this

noticing

that set

a

trapped

part free –

a part caught

running the wheel

of similar stimulus-old response.

                                                                                    JDG