The Interrupters

The Interrupters June 17, 2024

Life is an ever-flowing river
interrupted by things large
and small that stop the flow.

And the purpose of love is
to remove the interrupters.

When fear pins me like a
boulder, I need you to roll
it off my heart.

And when complication falls
like the bough of a tree after
a storm blocking your door,
I will haul it away.

I used to dread the interrupters,
but without them, we would
never have come to mean
so much to each other.


A Question to Walk With: Describe an interrupter that came into your path. How did you meet it? What did it hold for you?

This is from my book of poems in progress, Tales of the Ferryman.

Mark will be offering retreats, free events, and a few special journeys in 2024. Here’s the list of what’s coming up! 

June 28-30: Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength, weekend retreat at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY For more information or to register, click here

July 21, 28, & Aug 4, 2024 | Finding Inner Courage: Our Walk in the World
A 3-Session Online Webinar with Mark Nepo To register visit

July 31 6pm ET:  FREE EVENT You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: The Net of Friendship, reading and conversation followed by 45 minute river walk at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Free event. Please register in advance here 

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