you this wilderness

you this wilderness the pavement steams in the summer rain you dance barefoot with the earthworms and the silt night jasmine wending on the wind you float under the Milky Way naked in a geothermal hot pond far from the nearest streetlamp your strides plunge deep into the crusted snow the cold and ice sting your cheeks alive as Orcas, slow and deliberate, arc and

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The Wild Was (Nondual Beltaine)

I got up early-ish, dawn-ish, and walked to town. There’s a little hitch in my hip, and my eyes are dry and I think about maybe getting my hearing checked and all the things about the body- maybe a doc would be a good idea. My mind wants to fix all kinds of things, but that is an outer habit. The inner is quiet. I

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Schroedinger’s Love/ Heisenberg’s Longing

You say you have fallen in love with me, but I am only dust and apparition. Uncountable tiny mirrors arranged as eyes and lips and breasts and hips. No more than an invitation to let the love that is always in you to show itself. Maybe I whisper: Come out come out wherever you are and offer a canvas- but it is all you exploding

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Slow (for #SAND2018)

Note to readers:  In this era, your attention is a valuable commodity- everyone wants it. Mostly to monetize it. It’s a radical act to choose an attentive life, a life of nuance. This was written for the Science and NonDuality (SAND) summer gathering in July of 2018, where very attentive people gather to experience and investigate beingness and the nature of reality. — SLOW The

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In my shell (said the Abalone)

In my shell (said the Abalone) “He’s such a shark.” Even the Apex predators garner only vague respect. Mostly it’s: “Such a Shrimp” “Slow as a Turtle” “Such a Crab” “Red as a Lobster” “Such a Whale” There is NO single sea creature that you can call someone and have it be considered a compliment. You know the power of the oceans, of course, but

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Defenseless

Defenseless Nature left us strangely unarmored. Smallish, jellybellied, slow. Vulnerable to any bump in the night or snake in the grass or bear in the woods. Snails without shells. Yet still: seven billion! Survival shifted from body to brain. Two hemispheres cataloguing the vast array of animal defenses. Appropriating the most fierce or the most clever. No tiger fangs so we made daggers. No rhinoceros

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