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.

(Practicing) Seva

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https://familyheirloomarts.com/about/lisas-art/

 

Drawn and Quartered, You cut the rope,

Now I take cautious steps toward hope,

I hope to be brave, I hope to keep curious,

Puzzle pieces connecting to beauty so endless,

Constellations of events lie behind and ahead of me,

But I will never forget what you said to me,

“Connect, it’s not hard, embrace the O/other and be embraced,

You have the right to ask questions, It’s going to be okay,

You’re not alone, me too,

When everything is fakakta nourish yourself and others with good food.”

 

 

Figures

This poem is inspired by my time living in the inner city of St. Louis, witnessing the election and presidency of Barack Obama, the fabulousness that is RuPaul and the movie “Hidden Figures”

 

Carrot oil,

Obscured stars and soil,

Country Roads,

Cars filled with smoke.

 

Bass and pork fried rice,

Boss and humble pie,

Brave, beyond our years,

Beige and cocoa tears.

 

“Believe” “in yo weave” “in something beautiful”

Believe, in your dreams, transforming dull into delightful.

Yes.

You.

Can.

 

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http://www.coryhallphoto.com/holiday/

Midsummer

helena nelson reed art

Artist: Helena Nelson Reed 

 

Powdered ivory ice sky clay,

Rolling pin clouds, reveal the day,

An inhale, a moment, of post storm peace,

An inhale, a moment, of harmony achieved,

Now, diamond drops of dew,

Frame lily petals of royal citrus maroon,

We exhale our in/finitude,

Like burning sun, reflective moon.