Poem: Madness Approaches


There is an otter swimming in the tub

and chimps that wear evening gloves

Sometimes a little gray mouse

playing  music with her beloved spouse

Or a drowsy dreamy sloth

sipping upside down chicken broth

And the sleepy lion laying near

is too lazy to really fear

While nearby drying with a towel

found in the bathroom is the owl

In every corner of these rooms

birds chat with Vidal Sassoon

On a chair tucked away in the back

some lumbering bear his toupee so black

Little creepy crawly insect things

with ancient writing on their wings

All these creatures just hanging plain as day

looking like they’re here to stay

Maybe it’s all not so bad

the outside world is just as mad

 

 

 

 

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Poem: Come Closer 


Come closer to me my love 

So I might feel your light 

That tender fluttering of my heart 

Come closer to me my sweet 

So that I might taste the tenderness of your touch 

In that delicate moment of communion 

Come closer to me my dearest 

For life is fragile and easily lost

So we must dance together while we can

You have come my darling 

In all your beauty 

And my soul is flying!

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Can I learn to just be? Exist fully within the moment, unencumbered by yearnings of the future or tattered by pangs of the past.

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Can I be present in every moment from here on in? No more distractions or need to be joyful or even content. Simply figuring out how to be totally aware is good enough.

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Will I keep the space around me energized and clear; the paths within me open and lit? And an ever watchful eye on the world.

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These things I pray. For if I can, life will repay me kindly.

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Crazy Crystals


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Finely you sit
I recall the image in my dream
Drifting upward
Floating as though I was flying
Like you do
At a whim
Rising above it all
Whereas I only made it as high as the alarm

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All those piles of crystals
Like a millionaire’s stash
But only because of my fascination
Imagination
Turning rock into aquatic creature

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And what did you become?
After you didn’t jump
That heart thumping moment
As you morphed before my eyes
The pull backwards
So strong my hair hurt
That hair
The face
You belonged in a zoo

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Wait now
A noise
The deep sucking back
Thickness and lingering
Where are you now?
And the crystals
All gone

Note: now seeing these photos blown up, I am noting there are two butterflies together! How wonderfully amazing… I can only wonder at what they are doing together, so this may be an ‘X’ rated post!!

Chasing Butterflies


I’ve been watching lots of love stories and romantic comedies on Netflix lately. Maybe it’s because it’s spring and we have approached Beltane. Or maybe it’s something else?

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Is love beyond grasp?

I’m no stranger to love or relationships having had my fair share of both. But I’ve been single for a very long time now. Living alone is a beautiful thing with peaceful moments, the ability to control one’s own life and no disagreements over mundane things. This lifestyle has been one of choice and one I have sunk into as though it was a big comfy bed waiting to give me a good night’s rest. Believe me, I needed it.

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Single by choice!!

My marriages and relationships were all different, and while not awful, obviously didn’t meet my needs at the time. Nor did the subsequent relationships I tried (and tried) after. So finally, I threw in the cards and fell into the quiet solitude of a peaceful life.

Friends and family have tried to push me into relationships and insisted ‘the right one’ is just waiting around the corner. And all the movies I watch insist it must be so. These love stories show couples meeting in the most unlikely places and falling in love within minutes of meeting one another. It makes someone like me feel, well, rather inadequate.

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Maybe I am some alien creature??

When I take a really close look at myself and my situation though, I know that these movies are purely fiction and real life does not happen like this at all. Look as one may, it is quite unlikely one will find someone so easily.

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What do you find if you look closely??

Especially, I think, once such as me… Oh I know what you all must be thinking. But no, I really do not fit in the typical box in many respects. This goes for many aspects in my life and why I also have a limited circle of close friends too, often finding as people get to know me, they find me ‘too different’ to become near and dear.

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Always the squiggle surrounded by smooth shapes….

Mind you, I embrace this about myself! This off-beat, quirky part of me–but when it comes to meeting your average partner, well, yeah, not so much. I say this to you all there in my blogging community, because there are times that I wonder if I want to go through my whole life without sharing the love that I know I have inside me. Can I do it? Absolutely. But would it ever be possible to find that companion to share this crazy ride? It might be interesting at some point.

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Woo hoo….let’s celebrate together!!

Life is so random. Matching up with that other quirky/tolerant person is probably very unlikely. It’s like chasing butterflies hoping they will stop long enough to share their beauty with you. Ah and to feel the butterflies again….

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I have these butterflies at least….

Will it ever be so….???