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

Self Expression

Our young cat has mastered the fine art of

the mournful cry

when something’s

not right

in

her

small world.

I think I’ll

give it a try –

At the very least, I’ll get some relief.

                                                                      JDG

 

 

 

Tribute?

That tree outside my window lost a branch

before the wind

gained any

sway. Was

this 

way of

offering

up a part of

itself to honor nature’s larger whole?

                                                                                           JDG

For Now

Tonight I rejoice in the evening sun.

I don’t know what

tomorrow 

will bring,

but

for

now, I’ll

celebrate

what is right here –

rolling green pastures lit with shining sun.

                                                                                          JDG

And There’s The Rub

I’ve considered the lilies of the field.

I want to grow

more like them

and not

spin

tales

that make

me anxious.

 I suspect I’ll

have to toil in a way lilies don’t.

                                                                              JDG

 

 

The Light Slowly Dawns

Making a big to-do over having

too much to do

doesn’t help

me get

things

done;

instead

 I come more

undone. I sigh

and slowly let the sunrise steady me.

                                                                                      JDG

All Shook Up

Sometimes anxiety seizes and shakes,

turns us into

a frothing,

foaming

mess.

If

we pause,

let ourselves

witness and wait,

a slow settling could leave us more clear..

                                                                                         JDG