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My new thing

One of the threads for this year is doing more of what I love, whether it is spending time with family, teaching or storytelling. I love writing poetry and want to post pieces every week. Below are the pieces from my poetry corner.

Slumber Part One

I am pressed

Darkness sets up

Deep sleep is on the horizon

I enter a complete chill

That feels like a hot fire

Slowly burning

I come to a fork in the road

Do I go deep

Do I teeter on the edge

It happens again

I am pressed

I feel a wringing of my body

Evil has grabbed me

I shake

I am in a cocoon I can not break

I call out the name


And I am free.

Bathroom Break

I sit in my office

Watching the time tick

On my computer

A minute goes by

Two minutes go by

I feel out of wack

I am two minutes late

From quitting

From saying no

I do nothing

Another minute goes by

I need to break something

Or I will

Instead I go to the bathroom

Entering the white walls

The sterile lines

This space exposes what I am not

Clean, whole, pure, consistent

I feel dirty


And living a lie

I sit on the toilet

I wonder if I can stay there

I wonder if I flush

Will I go in the drain

I feel I am the drain

How do I get out of here

I start to tap

5, 4, 3 , 2, 2.5, 2.25, 1

And I stop.

I do it again 5, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3, 2.5, 2, 1

I feel myself get up and move

I look at the clock

In seeing my reflection

I see helpfulness


And I cry out how do I help you

I realize

I am the problem

And I am the solution

I cry out God

And peace comes over me.

I take another bathroom break

I cry and cry and cry.

That release saves me.


Spring come

Bring the sun in right now

Shine your love.

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