A woman was consumed whole, clothing and all,
by a 30 foot boa constrictor, in India.
Before, I’d think
Now I think
WOW! Is this fake news?
the Illusion of Freedom.
We stand before a starry fabric
with palms over hearts
knowing and not wanting to know
some of us arrived encaged
and are still enraged.
Think on this.
Before MIND there is no past or future.
Our American language affects cultures every where.
We give the word nigger negative connotations,
then export it to places with lots of sand.
because of you
in ‘I love you’.
How I harbor what was,
determines how I live what is.
Death creeps up on us.
We open the door and there it is,
No time left. Now what?
NO TIME LEFT!
When you see a beautiful person
and think WOW!
that yummy picture may not deliver
the sweetest fruit.
After the early morning, hot yoga class,
a woman said there was a label stuck
to my foot. I pulled it off.
Thank God it read ‘organic’ and not
Tink and See
When it’s not said your way, the right way,
do you get flustered?
When you see ugly me, is there a mirror
Want to serve the people?
Fill our bellies with food,
our minds with presence,
our hearts with love.
Mind is a box . . . closed.
You want a new expanded mind??
Know death is all ways present and keep the lid wide open.
Terror by Non-Terrorists
We sell weapons to A, B and C,
then watch them kill US on TV.
I have never fully
cried, loved, lived
The old woman is trying to quiet you all.
You are a pilot, approaching the designated hamlet.
At the given command, you release the napalm.
He said. She said.
He said do it with hard pounding.
She said go slow and lick the petals.
Barack Obama sounds African to me.
Africans kill each other with machetes and eat their babies.
Obama has probably eaten babies. He could be a baby eating killer.
I can’t vote for him.
Besides, he doesn’t look like an American President.
You say, “Thinking is essential”.
I say, “Thinking is the story and being is the librarian”.
We say, “I love you me him her them peace, this that the other, ice cream and Jello.”
I say, “Feeling, not saying, is love. If you don’t feel it, forget it.”
Her fingers touch my skin
lifting here and there
chills, whimpers, sighs,
Fredisms began as scribbled notes on a yellow legal pad, while driving at between 10 and 70 mph. I have learned to drive while scripting the fast flowing thoughts with my right hand.
Someone asked if I had a death wish. No, I don’t. This is how I access what you read here. Lately, more of these works are coming while I’m out walking the local trails with Kaia.
She said the 9 year old Sioux kid had attempted suicide 3 times, the last time just 5 days ago.
I had the opportunity to play and speak with this child.
Afterwards my heart bled sorrow.
Why is war called a bitch? Its man that orchestrates it.
Now life is something else. We never know what it’s going to offer one moment to the next.
Who gave man all the credit?
I thought it took 2 to start a family.
We are so proud of our ‘We the People’ document.
LIVE! LOVE! (Doesn’t that say it all?)
We may need a wake-up call to accept that simple mantra.
HEADLINE NEWS: Rogue Planet Heading This Way!
What do we know?
We don’t know what we know.
If we knew what we know, we’d know what we think we know
leaves space on a pinheads.
Man squeezes through the womb, looks around,
throws up his arms and shouts,
“It’s all mine”.
So quickly we forget.
Tonto and Pocahontas served their white masters.
Now they serve their master’s master.
Bearing the cross.
When I die, you die with me.
My ‘you’ is the only one in existence.
Some say, ‘nuts kill themselves’.
Others say, ‘nuts seed the earth’.
What’s your take?
My friend said, ‘When someone cuts me off in traffic,
I say out loud’, “If I knew you, I’d love you”.
Later in the day I thought ‘love is not conditional’.
I’d prefer to say, “I know you and I love you”.
Say them both and feel the difference.
Gravestones are above ground.
Life teems beneath.
Isn’t that odd?
May all beings, known and unknown, knowing and not, love.
One is not better than the other.
Head builds the road.
Heart travels without rage.
A child today may be an adult killed by a killer tomorrow.
Will your child be killer killed or a killed killer?
A love of life is a life of love.
We say, ‘My way or the highway’.
I support the high way.
Love is more expansive than any God in here, out there, anywhere.
Be love to know God.
You want pork, kill a pig.
You want peace, love your selves.
in the infinity of life.
This that and the other
This that and the other create another.
is 3 + 5 words.
Spirit encompasses thought. Not the other way around.
Do you think maybe She became sHE?
Someone said, ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will appear’.
I said, ‘Does that mean when I’m preening in the mirror I can say
‘Thank you for appearing’?
“Being born into this world sucks.”
That’s one way of looking at it.
in a strange land.
FEEL PEACE FULL HERE NOW
smaller than bull ring
larger than wedding ring
she hopes he smiles
at the alter.
The child equates trust with deception and suffering.
Now let us look at that adult.
Your daughter elopes with an alien in Mexico. He is a Martian descendant. Now what?
God is God. No god
black white rainbow red yellow brown
some thing no thing
dead or alive
God is God. No god.
No matter what who how He She It appears to me
God is God. It’s simple.
The other evening while engaging with others in deep spirit work, a rush of emotion crinkled my face awash with joy. A woman turned to me and asked, “Why are you so happy”? My immediate response was, ‘Because I am and can be’
We have a need to interpret, judge and justify our emotions when it may be best to experience them and move on to the next.
You wanna be love d?
1st) No if when but.
2nd) Love Simply love.
“Look here”, she says. “This proves his love for me.
They say love is measured in grams and carats.
I measure my love in ounces at the juice bar.
Love that lasts forever? Any pawn shop will dispel that myth.
“I think people get nervous around me.”
Go home and ask, ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most nervous of them all”?
Each flake may gladden or sadden.
Take a look at snowflakes and dandruff.
BREATHE HEAR NOW
How often do we walk the talk and forego the locomotion?
Once said you own them.
What I think reveals how they are used.
How they are used reveals who I am.
Who am I?
and love will do the rest.
Invincibility is a human construct,
for even the best defense will crumble.
Consciousness, experience and choice are inexplicably related.
A rooster crows.
Sun strokes the horizon.
Rise and shine.
There’s that Man-child slipping away every now and then, for more brick and mortar,
just to be sure, just in case, just because some habits are hard to break.
Our children’s i’s are more important than their eyes,
but certainly less important than our I’s.
Seek the land promised and the Promised Land will find you first.
Besides . . .
40 acres and a mule won’t get you what it used to.
It takes the 2 to tango.
In our language, 1 of the 2 is an add-on
The roots are male and man. What are the add-ons?
Early on, one add-on was spelled ‘woe’.
Don’t take my word for it.
The heart core is not the hardcore.
Removing ice cubes from the tray allows for easy manipulation. Freeze that same amount of water in one container and observe the difference.
We’ve got to get together people. We’ll live here a lot better as one body of love.
The Human Race
It does appear to be that way, doesn’t it? A race I mean. There is a race to the top, for the cure, to the end. We look forward to the weekend, early retirement, more money, better friends, a great body and peace on earth.
How many presents are we missing in the here-now?
When I look in the mirror, reflected back is the me I am in words.
When our forebears viewed their reflected images before words, what were their thoughts?
Every strand of a web is bound by every other.
All beings, human and not, are connected as life.
Change what you see. The picture will change.
Choose what you see. You get what you choose.
A sun flowers.
pews, religion and rugs are non-essentials.
Stars & Stripes forever?
Go ask those folks where the sun never set.
The only place you’ll find ‘forever’ is in Webster’s.
No thing is forever.
The body of Christ is quite tasty.
The Left says, ‘Read this book’.
The Right says, ‘Read this book’.
How many will say, ‘Read all books and make up your own mind’?
When power is a tool,
we use it to obtain some thing.
I am my brother’s keeper.
I am my brother,
for there is no other.
when you are All-Encompassing?
If love was a ritual
there’d be little ritual
with a whole-lot of words.
Let silence prevail.
Love is precious beyond words.
Talking about guns
my dad used to say,
‘I got the gun that brought you into this world and I got the one that can take you out’.
Mud between toes.
What i think I become.
I dive into a haystack and become Van Gogh’s sun.
The illusion of lifetimes.
Now and then? Do overs?
Before? After? Results?
Wipe the slate clean.
Now is all we got.
The gardener reaps joy from her attention to and choice of seeds.
She reaps what she sows.
Amend your choices to mend your garden.
A span between now and then.
Fill it anyway you want.
It’s your story.
A Capitalist System hinges on production, capital and purchasers.
This is how it works.
A and B are in conflict. X markets weapons to both combatants.
The conflict spreads to C, D and E.
X increases production to supply all parties.
X shareholders increase investment.
X owners expand facilities.
X blue and white collars earn more and spend more.
Everybody is happy. Right?
You ever be driving along, when a critter skitters across and you glance in the rear view mirror?
A child is born
His life force crushed
His will to live
‘I am hanging on barely’ he said.
A wisp of web tugged at by a hint of wind.
Let go be wisp web hint air
‘Let go of what?’ he asked.
For sale: old nanny, white wine, rocking chair, red wagon, black man.
Need not apply: one(1) African American female with natural hair.
Patrons only, buy 2 get 1 free, Private sector, Public Park, No sleeping.
The other evening while engaging with others in deep spirit work, a rush of emotion crinkled my face awash with joy. A woman turned to me and asked, ‘Why are you so happy?’. My immediate response was, ‘Because I am’ and added ‘and can be.’
We have a need to interpret, judge and justify our emotions, when it may be best to experience them and move on to the next.
The old man says, ‘Flying is from here to there. Where is there? There and no where are the same. Try being there when you’re here, here, here ”
Mind says, ‘For me to function logically I need from there to here to there. An empty mind is no mind. Which do you prefer, mind or no mind?”
I prefer both.
When I’m in the woods leashed to Kaia, she takes the lead. I follow.
When I’m ready, we head home. It’s difficult to surrender in/to life.
Our walks are getting longer.