Guru Cat

A cat twined around my legs,

Like I do you, God,

Seeking your embrace

Then pulling away claws out when You reach for me.

Quietly, we sit together,

Longing.

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Buzzed

A bumblebee and a honey

Buzzed by me

Into clouds of sweet fragrance

Where they drank deep.

White wings appeared.

Butterfly,

Fey,

or

Angel?

Who can say when all the world is one.

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Suffering

I sat on a bench in a crescent of bamboo

Seeking You,

When into the clearing below

Comes a young deer slightly limping on the right front leg.

I, too, am here tending my wounds

Real, imagined, and self inflicted.

“Are you suffering?” I ask.

“No.”

“Healing.”

Came the reply. As they peacefully munched the scenery I was contemplating.

“Oh”

“Of course ”

Contempt without judgement,

Allow healing to happen.

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Arrival

Flowers

As blue as the sky

Exploded by my feet,

Like reverse fireworks in the daylight

Squirrels danced at the edges of the bench

Rejoice!

Every little thing sang out

You are here.

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Flipping

Sometimes you just have to turn the page,

Flip the script,

And roll with it…

….

That is when joy enters in.

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Blue

A flash of blue skittered across my feet,

Dashing up and over

The artificial rocks of a contrived fountain…

Leading my eyes to the blue of the ocean

Where it meets the blue of the sky.

Even a copy of nature can lead us into Nature,

Even a ancient text can lead me to You

But none so fast as gazing at

Blue.

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Whaaat?

Inquiring minds

Surround us.

We are constantly told,

There are no stupid questions …

But the trouble becomes

Do you even hear the question?

….

Throw the ball!

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