It was the blunt tapping of memory,
Piece after piece that finally
Cracked the shell of my soul,
Let excruciating light flood in
The blinding white Awakeness
The precious despair of mortality
Warm softness of vulnerability
All bursting through the crack like life itself
— Heather Shafter
Come hither calls the moon
With its mournful lunar face
There’s no one else out tonight
No other soul to see my light
Just you and I and the deep dark sky
I’ll lead you from your inner maze
As I’ve done for those before
Who’ve sat with me at heaven’s door.
— Kirstie Jones
Grounded in Earth
Breathe Fire….Nurture Plants
Heaven and Earth
Hold Sacred Your Energy
It Runs Free.
— Cindy Shapiro
Geller “Belle of Amherst”
sitting by her window
hidden from world’s view
her words span the years
to me and you
knitting thoughts together
verse upon verse
quietly to herself
the Belle of Amherst
— Lawrence H. Geller
New Rules (Getting Old)
Stay six feet away
Wash hands and don’t touch your face
Stay home if you can.
— Fern Zeigler
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