The courage, or: The patience

A 'Waltz Wave' life offers por- tals, though most lead us nowhere; we must have not merely bravery 'nough to go through but the will, indeed- deep patience, to keep try- ing new ones ‘What do you see’ Prompt #164 The 'waltz wave' poem above was written for Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt. Sadje offers us… Continue reading The courage, or: The patience

Straits, or: Expanses

A 'Cascade' poem I struggle every day to make ends meetAnxieties pummel me into broken gravel Worn ragged, it's a stretch to say I'm freePressure grinds rough at soul skinned rawBuses; clocks; jobs; child; chores; back|forthI struggle every day to make ends meetPump me full of alcohol, caffeine, courageLiquid channels wind through foggy stuporAnxieties pummel… Continue reading Straits, or: Expanses

The courage to be vulnerable…

Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have the hard conversations.-Brené Brown (b. 1965) P.S. As always, I’m offline for 25 hours for Shabbat, which runs from sunset every Friday to sunset on Saturday. I… Continue reading The courage to be vulnerable…

Courage for a person to listen…

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on… Continue reading Courage for a person to listen…