Notes Found on the Refrigerator September 2018
Gossip vs Truth [Koan]
Some sort of melodic minor,
the only note a hummingbird leaves;
fluttering away with the nectar
before the buzz of the bees.
Oh quite down Fido!
You’ll have a heart attack.
A Peaceful Exhale
Sometimes when I deeply inhale,
my body stands still to hear
the soft distant sound of chanting voices,
tuning in rehearsal
for their first and last symphony.
I, as the conductor, seem to arrive late.
However, each time I do the chanting stops
as I search for another apology.
A perfect crescendo in all voices
breaks out exclaiming,
free refreshments are on the way!”
I take the podium asking all to rise
on the other side, in a peaceful exhale
Each time when I may disagree,
I take a deep breath and cross over to the other side… another place to go
to understand, to stand, and to carry my thoughts from compromise to truth;
I have found myself on a mutual side, having discarded ego .