the numbers

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nowadays, to my ears, the news casters sounds like adults in Charlie Brown’s world:

wah wah wah, wah wah, wah wah wah

my brain jumps off the couch and although i see their mouths moving

 my heart aches deeply and hums fragmented songs with its fingers in my ears

there is a vast realm of my psyche that can only wait

just breathe, send out love and wait

but the numbers………they speak loud and clear

and register on every level

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Sending out prayers and Love to All of You who are in the thick of this. I am so sorry for all You are going through and all of Your losses….there simply aren’t adequate words. Please know You are held in the world’s heart and so much Love surrounds You even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.

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retirement party

I hereby interrupt life in general to bring absolute silliness to You. I present my circus mind on overdrive:

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retirement party

i’ve been deep in love with exclamation points

i splash them everywhere

they cover all my comments and i wear them in my hair

they end up in our soup at night and curl up in our bed

my poor man can barely breathe as some are on his head!

always in groups of 3s i strew them out like happy candy

i mean each and every one of them cuz y’all are so darn dandy!

but i’m pulling back, i’ve thought it through and just one is enough

(yep….i’m swallowed up by silliness since all news now is rough)

my enthusiasm hasn’t waned, but now i will be spare

it may just save internet juice, there will be more to share!

my fingers will be well relaxed, my keyboard will last longer

but know my admiration for all Y’all do never has been stronger!!!

(Doggonit! There I go again!)

🤣

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I now return You to Your regularly scheduled everything. Cheers All! Stay safe!!! (“Stay safe” deserves 3 exclamation points so we’ll let that one ride!

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the 9:45 (of forgotten leprechauns) 😅

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the 9:45

hanging in hanging on

every season flashing like wild running thoughts like thundering horses

through minds held in a soggy paper cup

ocean hands float the pieces

away away away

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OH!!! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone!!! Cheers!

Perhaps I should have ended my poem:

away away away

o’er Emerald Seas Divine

and dissolve me fast

onto fields of wild clover with a fresh pint of Guiness by my side!!!

Now I can properly say CHEERS!!!

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mary’s landing

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mary's gentle landing

drifting foreign lands

i can only imagine

what your heart/mind holds

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Brief update for all You Exceedingly Dear Ones who have been praying for/sending Love to our sweet sister, Mary:

She’s landed. The people who run this facility seem lovely. We’ve spoken very frankly and extensively about her meds and all that happened. They assure me our wishes and the doctor’s letter saying she needs her meds will be honoured. The place is clean and sweet. The residents seem truly peaceful and happy as one can be in that situation. The staff warmly welcomed us and Mary. One of the nurses raises goats and brings babies with her now and again. I got to pet a tiny one. Amazing! So. Saying prayers, practicing trust and letting go. It has to be done.

I’m still searching for my place in Mental Health advocacy about the atrocities we’ve experienced/learned these past few weeks. When I get plugged in and have a plan I’ll give a shout out to those who wanted to help write letters, etc. Thank You!!!

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‘centerstage’ • acryic on slightly bowed, reclaimed book shelf board (12″ x 36″ x ⅝” • approx. 30.5cm x 92cm x 1.5cm)

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centerstage

i remember kissing in snow-muddied side streets as horns blared and the world ran rampant

there were shared aren’t-we-grown-up-and-soooo-cool cigarettes on carhoods

menthal smoke circles rose slowly past our young heads that were bursting with

being OH SO SERIOUS about e v e r y t h i n g

 spilling dreams like breadcrumbs

and radiating enough joyful spontaneity to hang the stars on with room to spare

i remember whispered confidences outside of overcrowded parties we were frightened of

there were purposefully mad jaywalking sprints seasoned with hysterical laughter along with

extremely creative cussing competitions against angry “i’ll run you over, man!!!” cabbies

so much exotic food

more people to watch than our eyes could comprehend

art energy noise click clack horns blaring life in capital letters full stop end of story ignoring screaming noise noise noise

hungry feet that were insatiable for whatever was around the next corner

i watch us now, smiling, through thick dense curtains of time

 like those magnificent, sentient earthbound beings of the highest order

 who stand in the middle of it all waving gently in ever evolving coats of light

 strong patient and silent

the trees of central park cheered us on

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