SILENCE I am an unfinished story. Silent, numb, unsettled, too many ideas confusing me. Now sensing that there’s a story in not telling a story. I have stopped trying. The only rhythm quiet whispered breathing. Unspoken truth, unwritten words, holding space for whatever may unfold. It’s uncomfortable, disquieting, humbling. Not a feeling of failure, rather a sense of relief, an honest moment. Stories waiting to be told whose time has yet to come. Not forcing myself to do something, but rather to contemplate, unsure of what will happen, waiting without anticipation. NOTHINGNESS Pregnant with meaning A distinctive quality Under the surface. Pregnant with meaning A distinctive quality Under the surface. THE PULL OF TIME I feel the pull of time. The overflow and the undertow. Urgent, patient, unpredictable, dependable, disarming, alarming, relentless, endless, shifting, drifting, chaotic, exotic. A playground for potential. I become lost amid the stardust. Memories of maddening possibilities, missed opportunities, a stone unturned, a lesson unlearned. Wistful, wishful, imploring, exploring, quirks of fate, it’s not too late. I find myself at the cusp of time. Vanishing horizon, vanquishing illusion, insistent inner voice, a fateful choice, leaving a lover, returning to love her, unlearning lessons, anxiety lessens, heart listening, tears glistening, noticing signs, writing these lines. TIME Eternal rhythm Ephemeral conclusion Instantaneous. Eternal rhythm Ephemeral conclusion Instantaneous. CONSCIOUSNESS The universe is filled with beauty and fury. Amazing strength and amazing grace. Energy pulsating, forces of nature at play. Endless possibilities. Our path is shrouded by uncertainty, heartbeats echoing breathless words. Hopeful, questioning, living in suspense, caught by surprise. Human nature guided by conscience. Morality at play. Amazing that we exist, the life force coursing through our veins. Amazing that we die, denial on trial. And then a stroke of madness, a stroke of genius, a timeless moment of bliss. Awareness. Unbounded and instantaneous. The universe is… VALUE Letting out its sound Listening in the silence Now becoming change Letting out its sound Listening in the silence Now becoming change Becoming change.