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The Gift of Not Seeing

The gift of not seeing — it hides

beneath a gray sweater and makes

rainbow colors. It paints my eyes

a deeper shade of green. It is a

novice at all things true, and

tells with loyal honesty. It never

masks its feelings behind a sleek


The gift in glassy blue has

wide, thin strips of gentle beamings.

Its color turns orange to blue to

green, and a thousand different leanings.

The shades of the shadow produce

pure light.


The Birth of Acknowledgment

first a hand

then a fist

an obscure movement

of vagueality

the skin goes then

as fishes eye-of-blue —

seen through


Another eye, though smaller still

Is it all right?

What does it feel?

I do not know —

I only see

inward shades

of outer me

(First Impressions)

The Day I Stopped Following Myself

What I said

was nobody’s business

but I made sure that the world heard it

That’s when I realized

Nobody cared who I was voting for

or whether I prayed in kindness for this group

or for these others to get their act together

or even whether I thought I had arrived at a place to know

which was which


I stopped following myself

the day I got so offended and hurt

that I had to tell myself what I thought

I should already know


And I couldn’t keep quiet

until I knew it would do no good

Then I effectively quit caring

whether I said anything

out there

at all.

March 30 Gratefulness List


I am thankful for:

A leisurely Wednesday morning to rest and reflect

Every blessing of God

My happiness when I pray and think about joy for others and their loved ones.

My beautiful Spark-of-God Heart

3-D Rock

Bacon and eggs with a slice of toast and a little buttuh’

My Mama Bear mug and the beautiful symbolism of unconditional love

Deep breathing

Memories of the lovely things I’ve said and heard

Self-forgiveness when I seem confused or forgetful

Moments of connection with children and parents at lessons

Love for God being primary ¬†— my desire to love being above my desire to judge

But for the grace of God go I — the Grace of God!

My complementary and loving/teaching relationship with myself

My list of projects and the focus to relax into and enjoy each one

For the difference between then and now

For dance

For music

For singing

For loving

For my devoted husband

For my beautiful children, rainbow and not

For my grandchild that I will always love unconditionally

For Spiritual growth

For Self-Care, and the Love-of-God experience therein