predicament of being alive

predicament of being alive

note to self

it isn’t easy on planet earth.
losses carve our hearts
staggering low-back pain
your family business fails
a parent’s sudden demise
empty craters of loss

a monarch flickers by
the mockingbird’s serenade
a dog’s cold nose in greeting
jasmine scents the air
chocolate melts on your tongue
the scent of a baby’s neck
enough joy to keep us here. just.

the predicament is this:
how to welcome paradox:
are you vast enough?
open? willing?
can your heart spread wide?
that is what is asked for
the courage to breathe it all

thank you to Margaret Rooney for the title phrase

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—they may never turn into anything more or they might flower.

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Filed under Awakening, Daily reminders, dogs, feelings, loss, Love, Musings, Non-duality, nonduality, Poetry, spirituality, suffering, Surrender, Truth

One response to “predicament of being alive

  1. roseisarose1950@comcast.net

    Skye, your poem is wonderful As in Full of Wonder The title is perfect

    Now I have a reason to get out of bed in the morning To see what treasure Skye has sent thank you, love you, Rosemary

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