Reflecting, and sharing…

napo2014buttonSince my Welcome to NaPoWriMo post I’ve had a zzzzzzaaaapp of an idea, to focus on relationships this month, exploring this primary aspect of our lives during National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). For me this is one more little example — my creative life is rife with them — of the value of waiting for clarity in any and all matters. The idea gives me a jolt of energy by unifying my approach during a busy, busy month. We’ll see if this focus holds as I feel my way through.

And in this moment I’ll share a poem of mine from NaPoWriMo 2013 that’s special to me. See the piece below this gorgeous pic by my master photographer friend John Livzey. I look forward to riding the as yet unknowable wave of this month’s experiences, including ready access through NaPoWriMo’s site to fresh, in-the-moment works of hundreds of poets from all over our beautiful world.


If You’ve Lost Your Way

Look back.
How his face moved you.
Her skin felt electric
and you shared tales

like new wine
that intoxicated everyone.
Reclaim it all:

heart-pounding calm,
moist air and eyes
and passion

in tender firsts.
What does it take
to revive all that?

At least vulnerability,
that honesty
with a heart
willing to break.

Find that power
and convey it.
Upset the balance.
Deliciously. Now.

And FYI, more of my work from last April is here. Back soon…

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