Category Archives: Poetry & Free Verse

RASA, Ramaji, shaktipat

At first, spiritual practice felt like increasing control. Morality. Ethics. Sila. This lasted for years, and it felt good. I am a good person. I can trust myself. Others can trust me. Etc. Then the first break came. And I … Continue reading

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promised land: stories from awakeville

the promised land lacks nothing filled with food, wine, money, sex, and wi-fi the promised land the grand reward for those who persevere overflowing with the wanted and the worth-its the promised land more real than real MUST hold no … Continue reading

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ice walk: stories from awakeville

brittle splitting of frozen crystals spider veins radiate outward jagged, wild no one to fall through the thinned ice today the ice splits nonetheless some weight made the ice split whose ? who hears the brittle snapping all around so … Continue reading

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simulacrum : stories from awakeville

the wide open spaciousness of awakeville didn’t need a golem but mind made one anyway without telling anyone the golem was translucent and easy to miss he could do most things the old me could do and better secretly, the … Continue reading

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no land in sight

no land in sight by dominic 724   everyone is looking for a lighthouse, a beacon, a buoy, s o m e t h i n g to tell us we are going the right way …. it helps to … Continue reading

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transpersonal

transpersonal by dominic724   meeting apparent others across far scattered time zones views and traditions locations of mind bearing witness to pain of experience subtle confusion distinct imbalances of vision, emotion, and body each in turn standing naked speaking bare-hearted … Continue reading

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The Rafting Trip

The Rafting Trip by Peter Tjeerdsma Life has been a whitewater rafting trip for the personality I wear at this time. Restful pools of chilling depth . . . relaxing . . . just long enough to dump me over … Continue reading

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whatever has an explanation

whatever has an explanation by David Kennedy   whatever has an explanation is not love   words don’t apply in the love reality   breaking grammatical rules to flip the mind out of ordinary logic   shared consciousness breaks down … Continue reading

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Old Photo

Old photo seeing my parents before we were born  . young and happy full of energy before they knew  . disappointment from themselves from their kids from each other  . It’s hard to believe they  ever looked quite so young … Continue reading

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Primitive Hut Retreat

primitive hut retreat on a breezy hillside of scrub forest in winter little hooves scuff by at 1:00 am one morning two owls duel hooting in the predawn dark immersed in natural quiet alive, vital, spacious, free animal, vegetable and … Continue reading

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