In This

In This June 19, 2023


The drop of a glass brings us running 

but we have to climb to see the view.

In this, the vow to love: to be there  

when we break and to never stop  


And to enter the vastness, side by  

side, is like walking through a  

forest at dawn.

And listening to each other squawk,  

again and again, is to stand firm  

before the waterfall of trouble.

Day in and out, we share the over- 

whelm and the emptiness. All this,  

while watching you and our dog  

sleep as the furnace hums.  


This is from my book of poems in progress, Elsewhere. 



Check out Mark’s Events page at for Mark’s upcoming in-person and online events. 

July 9, 16 & 23: You Don’t Have to Do It Along: The Net of Friendship. A 3-session virtual webinar guided by Mark Nepo 1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT. Details at 

Aug 4-6: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Aversity, Weekend Retreat. (web link) 

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