Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ascribe to me a body

ascribe to me a body
easily broken
that I might bear a story for every scar

assign to me a body
hurt so deeply
the only way to cry would be
a howl

ascribe to me a body
shaped by moments
so time with
into my craft

author me a body
honed by longing
that I might write
of smoke & spark & flame
blissful fire...
sweet pain
timeless twilight
graceful dawns, easy waking
thresholds, moonscapes
oceans, shorelines
hope's wilderness

ascribe to me this body
changed and grateful
that I might die
with you
as my last thought


  1. this is a reworked version of a similar piece I posted at beckettadaptation earlier this year.... I have been thinking lately about how much I have to be grateful for and how life's lessons... the sweet and sorrowful... are all a part of the growing and knowing as I dwell as authentically as I am able in this body I am.

  2. absolutely exquisite! I love the ache in this, it can be read from a number of viewpoints, not least (for me) from the viewpoint of an android asking for the final pieces to be fitted.

  3. All I know is no scar is sweet and no torment worth the effort found in the end result. Though I am well versed in both.

  4. Excelent! (nothing else to say, just repeat the first word)

  5. Mariana-- thanks so much ... glad you enjoyed
    WM-- sage words indeed on the scar and the torment, and your experience allows you to share the way you do...
    Pisces... thanks for the android twist.... you must know of my obsession with such in various and numerous SCiFi exploits.... I have found that perspective has enriched my compassion and understanding of a surprising array of contexts. I, too, was hoping to convey an aching desire.... I'm glad it worked on some level for you