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Partial Enlightenment

The problem with knowing everything’s going exactly as it needs to is that when you’re not having that much fun it doesn’t even do any good to complain.


I could never live in Paradise, she said. I don’t look that good naked.

Pain Free

doesn’t mind being altruistic if he doesn’t have to suffer to do it

Packets of Light

These are little packets of light & you need to plant them early in the year & remember to mark where they were because lots of times they look like weeds in the beginning & it’s not until later that you see how beautiful they really are.


You have to be blase about something, she said, or you’ll die from overexcitement.


I’m feeling overdressed, she said & he held her close & said as far as he was concerned she was always that way & her eyes glowed softly in the light of his desire

Over Time

she reached over time to pick the flower since she wasn’t going to be near there again for a long while


I’m an outsider by choice, she said, but I’m hoping that won’t be my choice forever.

Ordinary Life

Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.


I told him if he kept being mean to his brother he might come back as a rodent in his next life & he shrugged & said that’s the chance he’d have to take.


I just tell them to do things they already want to do, she said, & even then, it’s like pulling teeth.

Opera Man

My uncle told me once there were 3 rules for a great opera. Make it loud, wear flashy clothes & if it’s not going your way, kill yourself. It has no basis in reality, he added. That’s why I like it.

Open to the Sky

The top of his head was open up to the sky & when he walked down the street he’d end up with strange things in there like the number of dogs in China, or the time it takes to cook a pig. It’s not really useful, he said, but I’d miss this stuff if it ever closed up.

Open Heart

He told me one time he forgot himself & his heart opened up like a door with a loose latch & he tried for days to put it all back in proper order but finally he gave up & left it all jumbled up there in a pile & loved everything equally.

One of Us

Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, What have you done with your life? & though there are many moments I think I will remember, in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us.

One of Those Moods

I don’t want anything from you, I said, unless you want me to want something from you & she smiled & said, I knew you were in one of those moods.

One Us

Today all I could remember was the way your body held the ocean of my self & for a moment there was only one us in all creation.

One Piece Body

likes her body a lot, especially the way she can fling it all around in all sorts of directions & it still stays connected in one piece

One Child

I hope it will be said we taught them to stand tall & proud, even in the face of history & the future was made new & whole for us all, one child at a time.

One A Day

They don’t have very long memories, so every morning seems like a miracle.