Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Callalily Question

Have we the courage 
To be vulnerable?
It hurts, you know.
Perhaps that is when
The best blossoms show--
Or when something deep
Inside decides to grow
Higher and, as weather 
Warms, forms a new leaf,
A new stem and grows.
One learns, one knows,
In throes of uncertainty.
One goes on --we are 
All on the hero's journey.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Brick Lizard

I am a mighty 
Earthling. I think
Unthinkable things.

I don't understand.
What sort of thought
Eludes itself, and
Leaves itself uncaught?

Here --you are high
Above me as I dart
And crawl-- do you
Fly? Art thou a
bird, or just tall?