Artwork by Albert Aublet

new moon

your work is done

come now and sit down next to me

said the big black sky

the moon at rest holds space for our all of being

unwrapping ourselves from the doing so that we can be held

softly, potently, completely

in our lightness and in our darkness

reclined under her cloaked presence

the stars shine brighter because of her absence

like you

like me

like we of the many realms

it’s safe to rest before the harvest is full

our work never quite complete

we create space to be nourished like soil fertile and ready to sow

she said come sit down next to me

and we laid our head beside her

and in the dark she listened

waiting faithfully for us to unfold

(This poem was written for a ceremony honoring the clinicians at Field Trip Health offering psychedelic assisted therapy.)


there was a time when the road was wide and clear

and you came to me

clear as night

there was a time when our words meant something

consequences stung deep

so we listened carefully

there was time when we could trust the things we saw

our food was free of scary things and apocalyptic dreams

our outlook colorful masterpieces

we did things eye to eye

entranced with each other and not the lies

there was time when we recognized each other instantly

our kind our tribe

the ones that made our hearts beat quickly

we saw

we beamed…

restless /doubt

oh Restless One, your inability to be at peace makes your nail biting, shoulder tensing insomnia making haven deeply conflicted

quiet now and listen

allow yourself to rest

dissolve into the moment seamlessly, leave behind the anthems of the past and future, the stories oh the stories you’ve creative Hopeless One!

the torture of being alone or together, something different, always wanting more, and more and more

a race to get somewhere make-believe but what about here?

what is here for you that you may be missing?

kissing away the moment instead of fitting your entire mouth onto…

photo cred Kiara Rose

she lost her way

there was a time when the road was wide and clear and then she veered off

so far off she lost herself completely

it was a strange and exciting feeling

anxiety, rapid speech and thoughts

she felt alive and terrified

there was time when she walked the road effortlessly and never forgot the way home

but sometimes in the dark rooms of her psyche she was told “No you’re special you can go your own way. Alone.”

so she went, skipping then running toward what felt like her salvation

an idea, an answer

a solution to…

Photo Cred Gregory Colbert, Ashes And Snow

for a friend

i’ll never claim to know the aching of your heart

the ventricles sore and swollen

i can’t see their intricacies but i can feel the mourning in your soul and for that i will lay down a soft blanket and tell you to rest

for the care of the soul is the only service i can give

i’ll huddle down on the ground and wrap the blanket snug around us and be with you

in your sorrow, frustration, contemplation, despair

i will be there beside you bearing witness to your suffering

i’ll never claim to know why…

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