My Tia used to live in Ventana,
a small place on the way to the beach. Ventana is the Spanish word for window.
We sit here talking about her life,
her dreams, our mothers’ secrets. Ventana is the Spanish word for window.
Our time and space are limited,
we hold hands, breaking the barrier for a moment. Ventana is the Spanish word for window.
Eye contact finishes our sentences, brings laughter,
realizing that we might be taking this too seriously. Ventana is the Spanish word for window,
and eventually you’ll be on the other side again
while I write a poem about your time on mine.
stuck in a loop
ring around the rosy
they reached out to draw me in
and history repeats itself
again and again and again
my fingers in the grass
stand in the center
rather dance on the edge
put that record on
you know my favorite song
and branch forth
to kiss the sun
vibrations in our atoms
the stars at our fingertips
we’re all stuck in a loop
This time last year I was getting ready to participate in my first Blogging 101 “course”; and come the first day of 2016, I’ll be participating in my second round. This year will be a little different because I’ll be focusing on a specific theme and hopefully the work I do will be the springboard for everything else I plan to do for the rest of the year.
If you read my post from December 22nd, you’ll see the inspiration for my upcoming work, which will include poetry (this is a poetry blog after all!), some notes, sketches and paintings. I’ll also discuss why Black Elk’s passages have become important to me.
Ideally, I’d like this to be an interactive experience. I know I’m not the best at commenting on other folks’ work, which is something I’ll be working on too, but I like feedback. If you have any questions, comments, just anything you’d like to share, please post them!
The ups and downs of 21st Century life as a disabled dad. This is an honest account of my successes and failures and what I have learnt from them. How my disability has shaped my future, my neverending journey towards acceptance and a little bit of sarcasm and humour along the way. I have been battling Chronic Pain for 16 years and have made small steps towards living life again. I'm not after sympathy or pity, but I hope to encourage others and get a few words of encouragement myself along the way. Life is for living, pain or not make the most of things!