Dip Your Cup

Have you not dipped
Your cup
Into that
Ocean stream
That flows past your own self
Yet, today?

Well, why not?

(c) Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz, 2017

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Kittens

We are all
kittens
living in
the Beloved’s
Divine house.

Running scared
from His
Divine feet

And from all
the strange
sounds.

(c) 2017 Michael Anuszkiewicz

Don’t Bother Wondering

Shall I tell you a story?
It has a happy ending.

I used to swim
In a pool of misery
Every day.
I was religious about it.

One day —
The first of many —
I thought,
“This sucks.
Is this really it? 
Or am I missing
Something?”

Misery assured me
With a crocodile smile
That this was it,
I was missing nothing,
This was the best
I could hope for —
And at least here
I got to swim.

And that very first time
I wondered if
Maybe
Just
Maybe
Misery was full of shit.

And here’s your
Happy ending:
Now I don’t bother
Wondering.
I
Know
Instead.

(c) Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz, 2017

The Gift of Hot Days

On hot days
Everything slows down
Everything becomes simple.
Stay cool.

This is the gift of the
Hot days:
It teaches us to
Listen.

Our bodies scream loudly
On hot days
“Drink water!
Stay cool!
Slow down!”
And our big, complex world
Becomes small.
And only the essentials
Remain.

The gift of
Hot days
Is to teach us there is
A core
At the center
Of our complex life
And when push comes to
Shove
Only the Core remains.
So it goes with your
Soul,
Which craves
But one thing
Though the one thing
Masquerades as many.

On a hot day
Your soul cries out
For Love alone.

(c) Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz, 2017

Constant Shifting

This world
is filled with violence
in a constant shifting
ebb and flow.

Even things that look
peaceful,
like a beautiful bubbling stream
with an impressive waterfall,
are very slowly
grinding
down
the mountain.

Everything here returns
to dust,
sometimes quite painfully
with lots of angst
along the way.

That is why we are told
to love without reason.
For we are all
really
confronted with the same
problem.

Remember this,
and remember also,
that everyone who reacts
in anger
is really repeating
the same ancient mistake.

Everyone who kills
is forgetting
that she
or he
is sister or brother
to all the world.

Hatred is
the original
insanity.

Learn to embrace
your sanity.
It is there.

Listen to the voice
of love within.
It may be very quiet
if you haven’t been
paying attention.

Remember
that we are all stuck
in this madness
together.

And we all
free each other
with the love we give
and the peace
we share.

So love, my friends,
love.

(c) 2017 Michael Anuszkiewicz

Soon

I know
That you will be
Home
Soon.

I wait with joyful longing
As you
Choose
To delay.

When?

Will it be today
That you decide
You can bear this suffering
(That suffering)
No longer?
Or will you delay
One more day
One more century
One more civilization
One more epoch.

Do you want to be
The Last
On board this train
My dear?

The darkness says yes.
I say no.
Whom will you heed?

(c) Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz, 2017