Poetry/Prose

Only Natural

Rural Nepal, 2012

Rural Nepal, 2012

Ask yourself

What is natural?

Walk into the forest

Of your sensibilities

Buzzing with life

Action

Reaction

Stillness

Disguises

Realities

Is it poisonous?

Or is it a mimic?

Nature

Mind blowing

Sit there

Go into your nature

Walk slow

Feel the bottom of your feet

Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss

The Earth

Holding you up

Infusing all of you

Always

Ask yourself

What is natural?

When you are walking through doors

Sitting at desks

Driving your car

Fantasizing

Talking on the phone

Imagining

Neurotic about social media

Worrying

Crying about a memory

Pining about the future

Pumped on inspiration

Choosing to be bored

Is it natural?

Is it?

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Poetry/Prose

Know Comfort

Egyptology.com: From the Opet Temple. Osiris on his lion couch with Amen-Re as Ba bird alighting upon him

Let us get comfortable

With all the parts of our hearts

All the rooms

With their worn couches

And chipped cups

And tattered lampshades

Gritty when clean

You can smell

Familiarity

Someone’s cooking something

In the apartment next door

As you eat takeout

And watch people

On the sidewalk

Outside your eyelids

As they get heavy

As you can only hear

Your silent, beating heart

And you realize

That the birds are asleep

Completely hidden in the night

Ecstatic

Drunk on their own nature

Just like you

About the image: Egyptology.com: From the Opet Temple. Osiris on his lion couch–a bird alights upon him.

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