World of Opposites

  “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver   You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell […]

Proud Rider

Today, you grant my wish Oh Judge of my quarrels. We sway as graceful fish. Air filled mountain laurels.   Together, we swoon about Both chained in obsession. Duel wielding sun and moon. Geometric progression.   Today, I learn a lesson; Death is a dreamer with thirst. Curiosity is his weapon. Brutal agony unrehearsed.   […]

No Handlebars

It was ten years into my life when I had my first obsession. I triumphed in the grand prize drawing at a crowded neighborhood pool party. It was the first thing I ever won from chance. And I was good. I could ride up and down steep hills without using my handle bars. Make sharp turns […]