A Love Letter

You know something about home?
Home is a place, but not just physical
Home is a place, spiritual
It is the presence that is felt when you enter into that place

Like when I enter into you
You are never changing
No matter where I go when I leave
You are still the same
No matter how I have changed when I get back
You are never changing
No matter how many rocks I threw at you when I was angry
You kept me warm all the same
No matter how much I neglected you
You are never changing
No matter how many times I had to say sorry
You forgave me again and again

Home is the strength of familiarity that can receive you time and time again
Like a mother’s embrace, it’s always there
But who am I to take advantage again and again?
Knowing that no matter what you will be there
Like the giving tree you give and give again and again
Like that stupid boy I come back and take more and more to squander every other where

So this time I will stay
I won’t go away
I will replace and rebuild what I took away
I won’t go away
I will dwell in the place where my spirit holds sway
I won’t go away
I have been away long enough to learn that there is nothing out there for me anyway
Because you stayed, I will never again go away



A poem about our seeming separation from true destiny and perception of inadequacy that keeps us from living.

The Foolish Finger

Life is so confusing
When flawed logic you are using

In an illusion constantly fooling
Driving you to your constant judging

Closer and closer to your awakening
When you realize that on you was the jesting

Behind your back they all were laughing
Pointing at you while you are spinning

Flailing and grabbing and crying and screaming
Reaching for that which was never existing

Then one day you come to the realization
That all you had was given in contention

The assertion of some one else’s ability to keep you in their jurisdiction
And slowly as the threads loosen
You are naked and without self-possession

And this all may have been avoided
If your own mind you had not evaded

So before you assign yourself the arbiter
Take some time to self discover

Because the foolish finger you are pointing
At you one day it will be aiming

A Strange new land

Navigating through these emotions is so consuming
My emotions betray me each and every time
Whenever it is not good for me I am falling
Whenever it’s good for me I am running

When the good feelings come then the confusion
When the bad feelings come then the familiarity
When will my mind leave behind this confusion?
And enter into a realm of clarity

So here I go into the unknown
Ignoring all that I used to trust
Walking with strangers in a new town
Despite all my fear because I know that I must

This maze is weird and scary
It is a strange and new adventure at best
All new definitions must be assigned
To every creature a new name at realities behest

From now on logic must take hold
To lead emotion in the way that it should go
To ensure I am not caught in another emotional stronghold
To ensure the direction of truth is the way that I go

So welcome new creatures and beams of light
Away with you specters and beasts of contrite
Now animated I go away from stagnant death
Bravely walking in this new journey called life