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Hard to Escape
At this point, it is
hard to escape the
conclusion that if
my soul-mate exists,
she is, as am I, a
time traveler, and we
keep meeting in the wrong
order.
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Literature
First Song
Troubles small and large
arrive as legion,
assaulting consciousness
with near-constant barrage,
threatening to overwhelm
with dread and despair.
But cicada's first song
finds me unexpectedly,
gentle but insistent
reminder that summer
is yet newly dawned,
season of light and life
in which thousands of
glorious moments
wait to ripen and
unfold.
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Literature
Distant Star
I walk alone, refugee
on my own native
soil, alien among
my own kind, yearning
for spirits kindred;
finding only truncated
connections, relationships
that cannot survive
beyond superficial
shallows.
But suddenly, light
from distant star, love
from distant heart dawns
above farthest horizon,
searching with intention
until deepest fathoms
of my soul are touched with
tender, intimate
illumination.
Doors shut since long before
memory can grasp now
open to possibility,
to hope that what was lost
may yet be found, what
was broken may yet
be made whole.
Melody both ancient
and new surrounds and
permeates my spirit;
every breath and heartbeat
echoes to celestial
rhythm.
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Literature
All I Can Find
I long for meaningful
connections, for bonds of
deep affection to
sisters and brothers,
fathers and mothers,
daughters and sons in
sincere communities
of Spirit and Truth.
But all I can find
are the well-organized
franchises of the
Religious-Industrial
Complex.
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Literature
Home
My real home
can only be found
on a map of places
that don't exist.
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Literature
Mission Statement
To prepare and equip
students to defend
against the dark arts of
prejudice, conformity,
and ignorance.
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Literature
All Who Wait
Get me out of this
office; unchain me
from this cubicle;
spare me the insanity
of your spreadsheets.
I must get out, beyond
these walls, those you can
see and those you can
not.
I need to sing sweet songs
with Sufis, dance with
wandering Daoists, drop
knowledge with mad drunken
Pentecostals; to
imagine with Prophets
and Poets, Druids
and Bards, Seers and
Seekers, Mystics and
Magi, Lunatics and
Lovers of the Moon, and
all who wait eagerly
for starlit hours when minds
may grow to fill vast
empty spaces with visions
and wonders, with miracles
and signs of glorious
meaning.
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Literature
Without a Syllabus
I've thrown out the rubrics,
burned the pre-planned and
carefully-measured
outcomes.  From here on
we teach and learn and
unlearn without a
syllabus.  Our class
meets here and our class
meets now, wherever these
dimensions may find
themselves to be.
We shall make our ears and
eyes, minds and hearts like
vast thirsty sponges,
ever embracing
wild curiosity,
gleefully rejoicing
that our peculiar
addiction neither has
nor needs any cure.
We will re-member
the long-forgotten;
we will discover
that not yet known;
we will imagine what
has never yet been
dreamed.
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Literature
Her Mighty Heart
Many tales of Dragons
describe fierce beasts greedily
hoarding gathered gold;
destroying any who
oppose or annoy,
breathing volcanic flames
to roast and boil pesky
knights in their armor
(which makes them crunchy
and good with ketchup).
But a young dragon
of my acquaintance
resembles such stories
not at all.  What bursts from
within her mighty heart
is no consuming nor
destructive fire, but
generative energies,
imagining and
forging new wonders
into being.  Her vast
wealth consists not of
hoarded riches, but her
many creations of
joy and delight,
works she gives freely
to those blessed to cross
her path.
She is the rare and
precious sort of being
who adds to the sum
of light and love in
existence, making the
world better merely
by being in it.
Into any heart touched
by her magic she speaks
gentle but powerful
enchantments for bright suns
and strong winds to grace
the skies before them.
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Literature
Home No Longer
I made long journey home
to find Home no longer
was; in its place drifted
fragmented feelings,
segmented voices
whispering echoes of
memory across
landscape re-imagined
and re-built into
spiritual oblivion.
I now find myself an
exile, ex-patriated
from my own story,
un-tethered from moments
and places where defining
connections were forged.
Departing this path that
was, I go further,
stepping up and stepping
out of this Plane, my soul
already declaring
unspoken allegiance
to a Realm beyond
tomorrow's horizon,
resonating with rhythms
of unwritten histories
waiting to unfold.
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Literature
Nocturnal Rainbow
Sister Moon appears
un-looked for, peeking
through gap in stormy
night sky.
Around her shine subtle
but singular colors:
lunar glory refracted
into soft, nocturnal
rainbow.
Meaning echoes deeply from
this rare manifestation,
bypassing mind and
emotion to speak
directly to my soul,
ushering me into
the thin places, wherein
barriers between
what is dreamed
and what is
grow permeable;
where questions I had not
dared to ask are embraced
by the promise of
all that aches to
become.
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Literature
Out of Sync
She sings: can't keep quiet,
yet in my discontent
I can make no sound,
can neither find the words
nor fathom the thoughts
to decipher the
disquiet lurking far,
far below.
Distant hints of memories
haunt my horizons,
whispering promise and
prophecy, inspiring
tales wherein hope and
history rhyme.
But my steps remain
yet out of sync with
the Sanctified Rhythms.
I cannot translate the
echoes resonating
softly but persistently
from deep within hidden
chambers: mysterious
enchantments interwoven
with melancholy.
An enigma I
cannot begin to
answer until I
embrace and grapple, breathe
and bleed, live and die
and resurrect with
this singular question.
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Literature
Harmonies Rain Down
We wait, lingering
minds pulled between axes
of worry and hope for
what may occur when the
King's men arrive to wake
every child from long
enchanted slumber.
But none of many
not-yets that would
dominate our thoughts
if allowed are worthy
of such privilege.  
Doing so would miss
the singularly
attentive presence that
dwells with us in this
dreamspace, this time between
moments, where no clock
holds jurisdiction;
time yet unnoticed,
unclaimed by would-be
principalities and
powers.
Wild harmonies rain down,
flow and thunder across
the landscapes of our souls,
permeating every
layer of being,
whispering without words
into every ear
who it is we really
are, prophesying what
we will become.
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Beyond Visible and Invisible
None fathom how deep
the still waters flow.
Most observers take her
for what she appears:
small girl, quiet, calm,
serene.  Few look past
her not quite three foot
stature to notice her
soul casting long shadows
beyond visible
and invisible
horizons.
Her sleight frame encompasses
and contains vast, chaotic
storms: visions encircled
by streams of untamed
energy, potent
generative forces
conceiving, birthing new
kingdoms, new worlds,
new planes of existence.
Nothing yet conceived
in any philosophy
could subdue nor dominate
her spirit; her heart
is kin to wildest
elementals, and
supernovas recognize
her as one of their
own.
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Aching to Transcend
They want you kept inside
their lines; your thoughts, feelings,
your very dreams confined
to this side of well-marked
boundaries, your feet
never wavering
from well-worn paths toward
pre-approved goals with
predictable outcomes.
But your mind was not
made to survive inside
such walls; within you
are seeds aching to
transcend, grow beyond
all imposed dimensions.
Do not remain in this small,
unchanging, disenchanted
world; to stay here would
amputate your soul.
Let veils be lifted;
eyes opened to behold
shamanic vision.  Keep
reaching beyond, keep
seeking wonders that
eagerly await your
encounter.  Let multitudes
within you sing in
discordant elemental
harmonies the songs of
your native undiscovered
country: vast dreamscapes
where all realities
dance with endless streams
of wild, shape-shifting
possibility.
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Un-Learn
Our strongholds have fallen;
every wall beaten
down by dragonfire,
besieged by malicious
storms without, deceitful
allies within; all hopes,
all dreams and aspirations
have fled, seeking refuge
on other planes, other
realms, other times.
All we were has been
un-made.  So now must we
un-learn, let go of all
we thought we understood.
Names that once formed every
perception and belief
of who we are now lie
dead, shattered words that bear
meaning no longer.
We must bury them,
must stand and live un-named,
emptied of what made us
who we were, ready to
be filled anew by
what will forge and shape the
destinies that eagerly
await our arrival
along un-marked roads and
un-broken paths.
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It's been a long freaking time since I updated this.  Aside from the fact that this is way overdue to be updated, I'm really not sure why I am doing so now, other than that my twisted mind is in the mood to express itself....

Anyway, as I most often do, here are some randomly chosen questions with even more random answers.  To those of you who appreciate this insanity, you're welcome.  To anyone else who takes the time to read this, my condolences....

And some of these answers are 100% true, others are completely made up.  The ones you think are real may not actually be, so be warned...

1. Who do you aspire to be like one day?

Either Albus Dumbledore or Gandalf, though I'm not sure I can pull off the beard and growing my hair that long would be weird for me.  But mainly when I get old I want to be both mischievous and magical, doing my best to teach, help and mentor those around me and not giving too much of a rip about what the "powers that be" might have to say.

2.
Did you get your heart broken last year?

A couple of times (which seems like quite an accomplishment, given how uneventful my love life has been lately...)

3. Do you snore?

Not usually, so far as I know, although sometimes I dream I'm a Pentecostal, and then I snore in tongues.

4. What are you allergic to?

Bureaucracy, standardized testing, celebrity gossip, and conversations about sports, and HGTV.

5. Do you believe in magic?

Sweetie, I *am* magic, and I do believe in myself.

6. Do you believe in divorce?

Um, I'm pretty sure it exists whether I believe in it or not.  (I mean, being magical, my beliefs are pretty powerful, but if I could make anything go away just because I stopped believing it, then a certain orange-skinned idiot wouldn't be in the White House at the moment.  Just saying...)

7. Can you do the moonwalk?

Yes, but only on the moons of Jupiter or Saturn.  I don't know why......

8. Are you a heavy sleeper?

I don't think I weigh any more or less while sleeping than I do when I'm awake.  Although sometimes I cast spells in my sleep that make me levitate, so I guess in a sense I weigh less in those moments.  (Ha! Take that, Gravity!  In your face!)

9. What are you addicted to?

Big books.  And traveling to other dimensions and universes.

10. Do you prefer kissing or cuddling?

Well, with the right company, both are nice.  With the wrong company, DON'T TOUCH ME.

11. Who is your celebrity crush?

Well, that depends.  Can I crush them with a steamroller?  If so, then I have a list.  Actually, it's now grown to an entire file.....

12. Is marriage in your future?

Most women I can see myself ever marrying are, like me, time travelers, but we keep meeting in the wrong order...

13. Introvert or Extrovert?

I'm an INFJ, which means I have Introverted super powers.

14. What is your favorite fairytale?

There are too many to list, but I can more easily identify my least favorite, which is the one where Donald Trump gets elected President of the United States of America.....

15. What is your orientation and are you currently in a relationship?

I'm attracted to female fictional characters, and it's complicated.

16. What is your most commonly used swear word?

"Donald J. TRUMP!"

17. Are you afraid of the dark?

I live more fully in the dark, as my mind expands to fill the empty spaces.  I should say that there are some things that dwell in the dark that are afraid of me....

18. What encouraged you to join DeviantArt? 

I can't say anyone encouraged me, as I was pretty much forced to do it.  One of my students had just joined and told me she thought I *needed* to join, and I'm pretty sure she would have created an account for me if I hadn't done so myself.

19. What is the best compliment you have ever received?

Well, a student once described me as "cooler than a polar bear's toenails."  I'm not quite sure what that means, but I think it meant that they like me.

20. What is the one item you can’t leave home without?

A book. As Stephen King once said, books are a uniquely portable magic.

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