Rat Race

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http://seldenbeattie.com/2017/04/05/what-it-takes-to-make-good-decisions-in-the-new-world-of-work/

Enduring every monitored minute,

Screens flicker, keys frantically tapped as a cloud of voices competes for the attention and energy you lack,

Strained and drained,

Dehumanizing productivity,

Trumping basic human decency,

Will you be a cog? Will you settle for security?

What price is your life worth? Will you sell it for pennies?

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Gate of the Deepest Darkness

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https://www.filmsupply.com/clips/two-bare-feet-step-together-on-a-wooden-floor/9090

 

Your bare feet moving across my hardwood floors

Hot ink in hand, seeking a shore,

Cyclical serpentine daydreams,

Wind their way between you and me,

Reverse the course, reverse the fault,

“Here is where your proud waves halt”

I can’t deny what I can’t claim,

Tell me your name.

Spinning Ruah

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http://www.epilogue.net/art/28908-the-storms-tornado

The hallway between us, tornado alley,

It feels as if there are magnets behind our eyes,

Pulling us towards a cyclone orbit,

If I could count your pennies,

They might add up and cancel out the bass drum heartbeat that leaves me breathless,

But for now, I brush lips against wind,

Breathe in the breeze, trusting that the storm will pass.

divine M/Other

 

 

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https://indulgy.com/post/AsIbJTvaP1/sacred-heart

 

My face tenderly cupped in her right hand, a cigarette in the other,

Awaiting velvet words from divine M/Other,

“You will always be mine, I love you” she gently says to me,

I smile, meet her gaze, inhale and agree.

Bird/Cage

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Photo Credit: http://www.boredpanda.com/homeless-street-art-los-angeles-skid-robot/

Shadow

Composition: Light

Jeweled feathers awaiting flight,

Silhouette unceasingly walking each labyrinth chamber,

Transfixed by holy other, familiar stranger,

Hopefulness,

Simultaneous bated breath,

Will we?

Soar or sink?

I untether the velvet,

Birdcage heart door swings

“Prodigal flâneur” the bird sings

 

 

A Year and Some Change Later

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A little over a year ago, a former classmate and friend of mine took her own life.

I have spent a good portion of last year grieving this in a variety of ways. One of the ways was writing a poem:

https://songbirdsparkle.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/day-three-napowrimo-elegy/

Mostly, I want to say that I know that we’re all going through something (if we’re honest most of us always have something to celebrate and something to mourn) but please reach out if you feel like you can’t handle what you’re going through.

May we all know how loved and beloved we are.

Now Available for Sale: Angel Aura Quartz Wands

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/547109797/angel-aura-quartz-wand?ref=shop_home_active_1

Angel Aura Quartz is an iridescent violet, rainbow and baby blue toned stone.

This wand can be used decoratively or to help align chakras. This harmonizing stone is affixed upon a glittery base.

(Variation will occur, each order is unique as each wand is made by hand. Size: Comparable to a slim #2 pencil)