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The Stray Dog

  The dog you rescued with a scar on her brow  wags her tail and looks up at you, dark eyes shining mouth curved in a little smile.   But that lonely road where you found her limping stays branded on her heart.   In a tough moment, as she huddles in the corner wrapped in […]

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An Invitation to Fly

  That challenge you face today with your mate or employer, your bank account or health, it is an egg.   It’s not just part of an omelet, though, or a scramble with onions and peppers.   It is more like a finch or hummingbird egg. One day the chick will peck its way free […]

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Eden in the Desert

In this desert where even the most sensuous kiss dries to a crisp where the greatest artwork, blows away in a dust devil, where even a tear drop sears to nothing in the relentless whirling of time, I call out to You.   With a heart desiccated as that giant saguaro corpse laid out black […]

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Dissolve into Love

The earthly details dissolve into the radiance of Love.

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House Built of Kisses

We live in a house built of kisses, each one bestowed by the Beloved’s lips.   Whether health or sickness, ultra-conservative or flaming liberal, lilting flute or barking dog, toxic swamp or crystalline lake, all are essential to the whole abode that coaxes and pushes us to the inner-most home.   Here we realize we are […]

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Loving Beyond the Cliff Edge

We ride horses across the plains, the air bittersweet with sage and sunflowers. I tie my bay to a ponderosa, as my brother, sister-in-law, and niece secure their horses.   We hike to a cliff overlooking Coyote Creek, a pooling oasis that trickles down from the Turkey Mountains.   My brother hands me the box, […]

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United by Our Essence

Oh virga, blue curtain in the sky I envy you. Suspended there in the glowing light never do you fall upon the ground, swirl down the drain, or lose yourself in a muddy puddle.   Instead your icy tendrels simply evaporate.   But I am a river riding across the contours of this rocky earth as the […]

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My Memory Is for My Beloved

  My memory is for my Beloved. Mind wants to use it to… ride the merry-go-round of the past, dwell on playground kisses and slaps, count my Monopoly money.   Actually… If memory were a book each page would only contain His image.   If memory were a movie every frame would be filled with […]

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The Moon Serenades the Sun

  With every orbit my love waxes for You. The power of your brilliance awakens this dead rock.   In those times when I must go dark— hide behind our friend Earth the longing fills my craters my Plato, Copernicus, and Kepler, to the brim.   But when your effulgence again shines on my Sea […]

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Simply Be

  The mountain does not try to be majestic. It simply stands tall, letting the light and seasons play across its contours.   The river does not force itself to flow faster or uphill. It simply follows its own frolicking meander to the sea.   The sun does not compete with other stars in the […]

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