Feb 8, 2021

to replace guilt with humility

mountain woke up in the morning 

alive with beings and sunshine 

trees stretched their leafy arms to the sky 

and blew a clear musical note into the air 

streams busily made their way down to the river 

and so eventually to the ocean 

time was eaten for breakfast 

and the taste was like diamonds that shimmered 

and sparkled 

that day was a delight 

and are they all 

if you want them to be



city park 

davis california

the glows of summer filled me with power

the touch of grass on skin 


i knew the trees 

i knew the flowers 

the flush of blood and sweat and energy

then from my bare feet roots come forth

and leaves from my flesh

the universe held out her hand to me

and this time i was finally ready to take it


that i might learn to replace guilt with humility 

fear with courage 

anger with forgiveness 

greed with generosity 

that i might use my time to do some measure of good


Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

-Bernie S. Siegel

Other people have purpose; 

I alone don't know.

I drift like a wave on the ocean, 

I blow as aimless as the wind.

-Lao Tzu

John Hiatt/Crossing Muddy Waters


Ren Powell

Bait the Lines

Hardcore Zen

haiku eye

The Urban Mermaid

HOOT, a monthly literary magazine on a postcard

The Slowdown

clay and branches


Summer's End

Medusa's Kitchen

The Middlewesterner

The Morning Porch/Patio

VIA NEGATIVA, purveyors of fine poetry since 2003


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