Tagged: meditation

stacking cucumbers

in the art that is

in the art that is
kneading, there are mantras and
meditations that

take us deeper and sweeter
than what comes out of the oven
.
20201203:1908
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you are meditating

you are meditating
while i peel into fifteen
pomegranates, looking
for a pattern, a rhythm,
a mantra to latch
onto that could
somehow make the
detachment effortless
.
20201019:1833
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we are so good at

we are so good at
centering mondays, drawing
attention to our

breath, body, and posture, along
with any rising sensations
.
20180416:2310
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some histories

some histories
are just inked
stronger, the
way traces of
an old romance
can remain
visible beneath
St. Augustine’s
meditation on the
psalms. define
renunciation
when your lips
are this close,
deciphering
a way back
.
20130210:1051
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the moment you have

the moment you have
given too much away comes
at you like a curve
ball, with considerably less
velocity in favor of
breaking. between 65
and 80 miles per hour,
there is just enough time
to take in frustration,
not enough to conduct
a mental body scan,
sidestep the ache
.
20130131:1808
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opening, closing,

if retreating from

if retreating from
the world is finding a way
in
, and staying still –
that will be my specialty
a slow sun-dried nom de plume
.
20120724:0831
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according to the

according to the
National Center for
Atmospheric
Research
, on a fair
day, a cumulus
cloud can stampede
across the horizon
with the weight of
one hundred
elephants. all day
long, i am pulling
in my thoughts

with Om
mindfully
leading the herd –
small wonder
awareness gets
crushed when
i stumble
.
20111208:0837
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at varying degrees, we learn

at varying degrees, we learn
to close our eyes, to be
tempted, to loosen the
hinge on what we see,
to be found –
if held
for a moment
longer,
we could
almost hear the
world tucking
up its edges
as it retreated –
for god’s sake
don’t peek

.
20111025:0824
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