Winds We Can’t See

Winds We Can’t See December 5, 2022

When the thief died, he came back

as a blind dragon and after a life of

fire and chaos, the dragon came back

as a peony too heavy in its beauty to

keep its head up. And having withered,

the peony came back as a broken shell

washed ashore. Now, after years of being

tucked in the sand, the shell comes back

as a young woman who struggles her

whole life with who to listen to: the

thief and the dragon or the beauty

growing in her shell.

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, describe one trait of personality or spirit that you feel comes from one of your ancestors. How is them and how it you?

This is from my new book of poems in progress, The Gods Visit.


DEC 11: Saying Yes to Life! From brokenness to tenderness: A webinar guided by Mark Nepo, Dec 11, 2022 from 1-3pm | 10-12pm EST. In this online webinar, Mark will explore how a life of meaning and love unfolds over time. (web link) – ONLINE

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