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haiku: 14 September 2022

the deep silence
of infinite landscapes
I grasp my son’s shoulder

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14 September 2022
Butcher’s Hill
Baltimore MD

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haiku: 13 September 2022

raven on the lamppost
vans lined up beneath
testing the wind’s direction

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13 September 2022
State College PA

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Doctor Whomst

I saw a clip of Sylvester McCoy and was inspired to make this. Graphic design is my passion.
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Pisces Full Moon tarot reading

I’m feeling very lost, so I pulled out my deck and used the Pisces Full Moon spread by https://www.seedsofshakti.com/. I drew these cards in a grocery store cafe while my birthday came to a close. I was listening to Brian Eno’s Music For Airports.

  1. What emotional wounds need to be cleansed by the healing waters of the Pisces Full Moon? (Ten of Cups) In some readings of this card, the main takeaway is the rainbow, a symbol that everything will be okay. (“Everything will be okay in the end, and if it isn’t okay, then it’s not the end.”) Of course the card shows a happy family beneath that rainbow. I feel very much like I’ve lost that place of safety and stability that family provides, primarily because of the loss of my partner, but also the severing of my relationship with my parents.
  2. What do I need to surrender to the ebb & flow of the universal ocean? (The World) Again, a message of wholeness and accomplishment. Is that what I surrender? The need for that feeling of completion?
  3. What emotions is the full moon magnifying that need to be explored? (Page of Swords) Curiosity and new ideas. I’ve had some new ideas recently on ways to provide for myself. I need to put more energy into those, and into creating both stability and the ability to travel.
  4. How can I allow my intuition to flow with more ease? (Page of Pentacles) A card about developing skills and about financial opportunity. It’s true that more security would allow me to see more clearly. Right now I feel like I’m flailing.
  5. What messages is the universe sending to me as I sleep? (Three of Cups reversed) The only relevant idea I can see is financial independence. My goal has always been to live without working for anyone. I’ve never cracked it, but I’ve never quite abandoned it either.
  6. Message from the ancestors. (King of Wands) A card about leading and vision, and also about entrepreneurship. I kinda hate that last word. And yet what am I trying to do if not to create my own means of living, based on my own creative work? I wish for a different world, but I live in the one that exists, and working for myself might be the best outcome available for however long I have left.
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haiku: 8 September 2022

there are no poems
left to write
clouds across the moon

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8 September 2022
State College PA

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POEM: The Song Of A Million Insects

The Song Of A Million Insects

I stood in the yard of my former wife’s house
and told you (across an ocean) that I worry
there’s no place for me in this world.

A year later I drive by that same yard
on my way to the trailhead
where I park my minivan in lieu of a life.

A million insects are singing
as the moon flirts with an appearance
from behind the smothering clouds.

There’s another minivan in the small gravel lot.
No lights showing inside, no sound.
Two minivans and a million tiny lives.

It’s a miracle to be here at all, I guess.
I have no good answer for Mary Oliver,
so I let the question hang.

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6 September 2022
State College PA

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VIDEO POEM: Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

you loved dogs so much
it was one of my favorite things about you
to have such compassion and joy
for something so simple
when we’d meet a dog on the street
you’d always stop and ask to pet it
I’d send you photos of dogs
encountered on my travels
even now when I see a dog I think of you
I wish I could hear the pitch of your voice change
I wish I could stand back and smile
and wait for you to slip your warm hand into mine

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3 September 2022
State College PA

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