Evolving spirit, I revolve the revolving
door revolutions salute when revolting;
turn back to my past with a key called
loneliness turned into twelve steps turned
into intimacy with one, two, three, until
lo, and behold:
I love all people in the world.
Nothing is possible—to do nothing better
than a thousand bad things—heck,
study the Tao Te Ching!
Evolve spirit, build a bridge… not of
bricks only but perhaps with words,
as well, sharp in spots, muddy! Get
down into it with those you don’t
understand, open their book and
read their words!
Build a bridge, then reach into the pen
that sets down truth like cold the
‘fridge, giving God a run for money
is the wordless feeling streaming
from extremes called compromise
and peace of mind.
Build a bridge; the words can if
you let them, speak your truth when
the coast is clear—
and when it is not?
Retreat! Pick a mountain spot, a dream,
a beach or any other sky that’s
pretty in pink. Take off your dress, the
tie you were tempted to wear
because the others said it was what
was needed there…
Take it all off and jump into the pool
of love that is the true words spoken
in safety on the day of your awakening
I wish you truly well!
Even the folks I felt didn’t treat me so
swell! We all did our best, even in the
late night mistakes of doing our worst.
The devil is a tempty little punk, but
love him too because without a
challenge like rain—
where would we ever find the rainbow
that is akin to overcoming our pain?
God grant us truth! A safe room or
space in which to tell it; Courage to
speak the true words,
help us cast the safety of lies away
for good and forever. Point us the
way toward a better earth, the return
of first peoples, first plants, a rebirth
of native culture—
the wisdom of studying all God’s things,
even that trail of ants.
Renew us in your waters; run the sauce
over our face, cool and calm—
each word a bridge now, each effort a
song to sing as we tidy up the nursery
of our ignorance; the past itself a broken
down palace of god-striving kings
who wallow until the ‘bow that Spring
will surely bring.