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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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The Eternally Bright Day

That hurt that stops you like a bear trap, metal teeth cutting to the bone is really but a raindrop on a hot rock. It sizzles and then evaporates.   But the mind tells the story of pain and blood, and a cold winter storm until the hurt becomes a bomb dropped on the city […]

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All In for Love

Dear Readers, The time has come. My new book is available on Amazon. I invite you to click here in order to read the first chapter, or simply get a copy of the book. Here’s what it’s about: High on a New Mexico mesa top in a tiny mud hut, Lesley King, while on assignment […]

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Warrior Marks

We stand like that tree with lovers’ hearts, buddys’ brands and lone travelers’ musings, incised long ago now distorted into burnt wounds.   Their original meaning is lost in the sap and bark of ages and yet ready in any moment to bleed across our Now, obscuring all truth.   Only the Beloved can turn […]

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Purrfect Love

I hold Arjuna in my lap pry open her mouth. She jerks away and races around the house.   “I will not hurt you,” I plead. “It is just medicine to make you well so you can dance in life’s joy.”   So the Beloved whispers to me each day as that Power pries open […]

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Thank the Shadow

It seems its only job is to thwart me, that illness that shrivels my strength to a crinkly rose petal that neighbor whose threats break down doors into may past where I once huddled shivering that job that presses like a spring gale always wanting more.   But when I call on the Beloved I see. . […]

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Your Pain is Your Cure

On a moonless night it seems they harm me that mate sister brother mother father friend neighbor stranger.   With a look a word a finger a fist— slayed.   But the Beloved reveals no thing no one can.   Soul in its glory is impervious as the sky.   Only I through what I hold dear […]

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True Creativity

“Your fidelity to love, that is all you need. No day can then match your strength.”—Hafiz I open the email from the Santa Fe District Court, and suddenly my heart starts pounding and my palms grow moist. As morning sun peeks into my office I read the summons to a hearing about our community well. […]

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Love Allows

The Beloved allows us to be. No pushing, no force those are of the mind. The divine Power offers all with an open palm encourages us to unwrap the next gift but with no pressure.   As the Beloved of my micro I can do so as well. I can allow these lower bodies physical, emotional, mental […]

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The Great Lover

Oh unutterable utterance Unrepeatable repetition when my heart drops down to my gut and they mate in their pain how I long for You.   As night closes in and cold hardens the leaves the lower lovers entwine. Dungeon doors clang closed as they couple on dank cement with only a simple grate opening upon a black sky.   […]

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