Gecko Toes

a precipitous precipice

yawns avant

beautiful and open

inviting

climbing is slower

risky

hard

but no bird am I

learning how to stick

suits me fine

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Feed Your Children

in the moments that stretch

small kindness

huge laughter

tiny things

love features prominently

no person can remove it

legislate it away

compassion is correct

keep it close

spread it through outstretched fingers

look at the beauty

remember, good or ill

all things are temporary

appreciate love, even for the most miniscule of seconds

let go of frustration

remember

change comes from the ground up, not the top down

do not forget the wrongs

but do not let them fester

remember that you are the right thing

you can change the wrongs

back into love

Letting Go of Intensity

I am the fire

I am the raging sea

but really all I want

is to sit calmly drinking tea.

 

I am the warrior

I am the Goddess

but really all I need

is a life quiet and modest.

 

I am the poet

I am the muse

but really what I crave

is a way to solve problems presented in the news.

 

Calm your fears, open your ears, sing of love, strike a balance.