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

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Across time and distance

drinking coffee
with a woman who has no reason to lie
she tells me
how heavy i seem
to her
heaviness not in substance
but in spirit
she recalls
 how light i seemed
for awhile
how different that was

drinking coffee
with a woman who has every reason to remember
being light
for awhile
how different that was 
not only in spirit 
but in substance
she absolves 
of its necessary resolve
for putting one foot in front of another
doing the next right thing
feeling its breath
across time and distance

against the odds 


  1. Carring light against the odds.
    this rings most important today.

  2. Not to wax morosely, because this is a beautiful piece/peace...as usual...because you are a beautiful person. But. The odds grinds it's heels in our lightness and it is difficult sometimes to rise against it's heaviness. It is oppressive for me and sucks my optimism violently,leaving me with...I'm not sure what.

    Oh...what Punch says, also.

  3. wonderful wonderful piece - love the heaviness cos without it there is no lightness ;D

  4. Punch-- thanks for this; this sentiment is ringing true for me these days as well.
    Jadedj-- thanks for the kind words; i have moments of feeling this heaviness that are so profound it hits me like a fist.... but, i'm committed to working at doing the next right thing.... praying for discernment as i go...
    Pisces --thanks for the kind words; i have to agree... the two seem to be reciprocally related!!

  5. I am loving this. I am loving reading this heaviness and lightness; carried so well in your words. We all feel this at some time, don't we? DON'T WE? I am still learning to resolve this heaviness! Beautiful piece of writing, you.

  6. SarahA-- thanks so much for the kind words and the sentiment.... so much about expressive is about resonance.... :)

  7. This, and the previous poem, really speak to me as I still-again try to figure out who I am or who I should be or who I want to be....

  8. intelliwench-- again and anew, i resonate with your life project. thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment.