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My Morning Mind

I am scribbling away, trying to keep up with my thoughts.

The coffee was brewing and the aroma had me thinking this morning. Again. Stuck in a corner with piled papers around my feet. Shuffling through them, I came across a Steinbeck quote. Lessons on love and hate.

My mind wanders as I watch the clouds prepare a bath of snowflakes. “What constitutes hate? And does an ideal love overcome our failure to understand others? Is there a moral love?”

There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had. -Steinbeck

Why am I bogged down with such heaviness? What relief exists? The heavens resemble our hearts and yet clouds obscure the view. The heart is buried. The soul is grieved. Is it I, we, or you?

I have danced secretly in ugly love. I being the selfish person begging for comfort. I have lived in that grave. Today I dream. I long to release myself from the grip of fear. To taste the sweet water of grace. And gift you the same power of hope.


Mind you, not every day is clobbered with words. I am learning to laugh. Tell me a joke. I listen well enough.

Happy writing ✍🏼 J🖤🤍📬

Posted in Poetry


She turns on a dime,
wraps you in silk,
slashes you with her words.
Her training in,
the art of dance
images, serene in your mind.
Child-like innocence
warped by the world,
she casts-off, never to return.

Posted in Poetry

New morning

Who does not think about things when you are a writer?
Then I think what those things are and try to define some things.

Some things are not catchable.
It is snowing
here this morning and the darkness
is just lifting to outline each
Weather is fascinating. Whether it is
thunder and lighting,

Wind and the gale of the sea.

Thoughts of sorrow, pain and joy
coincide with the laughter
that pierces one way
or another.
Weather is fascinating. A one-time fling
worth wandering.