Tag: gratitude


Invitation

Lord, help me to pray
less. Help my gratitude grow
plainer, for smaller and commoner things.
Help my exaltations
dissolve into breath.
And by grace, may I make peace
where the shy wordless creature
can squeak his petitions—
small prayers for small moments
when I break off two squares of …
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Introspection

Two ways to write a poem
about your feelings.
First, like an autopsy
on The X-Files: gasping, recoiling,
—Mulder, come look at this—
viscous green shame, pulsating love
that won't die, filmy gray residues of hatred,
a new species of jealousy
antithetical to science—
all as repulsive as it is …
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The Danger of Dreams

Desires wither the heart.

—The Tao Te Ching, ch. 12

Last summer I worked my butt off (on an organic vegetable farm) for very little money, and was grateful for the chance to do so. This is in keeping with my life philosophy: "Work for nothing. Take all that you …

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