i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh…And eyes big Love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you quite so new
~ ee cummings
(searching for clarity & read by the light of the full moon…)
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
~ mary oliver
(played live for the first time last night in virginia beach…)
On bended knee is no way to be free
lifting up an empty cup I ask silently
that all my destinations will accept the one that’s me
so I can breath
Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
half their lives they say goodnight to wive’s they’ll never know
got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul
so it goes…
Don’t come closer or I’ll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you…
Everyone I come across in cages they bought
they think of me and my wandering
but I’m never what they thought
got my indignation but I’m pure in all my thoughts
Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
underneath my being is a road that disappeared
late at night I hear the trees
they’re singing with the dead
Leave it to me as I find a way to be
consider me a satelite for ever orbiting
I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me
but we never find the time, the words, the space. the universe has us aligned, then mis-aligned and mercury goes retrograde when we have so little to hold on to…or is my voice just too soft for your ears? how can i see you and miss you at the same time?
feed your soul…
take a moment. take a deep breath, and take yourself on a date… kiss someone you love…hug your doggie…rub your kitty under the chin…go surfing…play with your kids…go for a drive…smell a flower…write a poem…read a passage…look at the clouds…
it doesn’t matter what it is…but whatever it is…do it fully for this moment. and with love and gratitude for this day!
(i’m just sayin!)