What is Not There

Addicts sometimes replace one bad habit with another. Hard drugs with cigarettes, Alcohol with nail biting, TV watching with internet addiction. But this is seeking for what is not there. Like a man wandering lost in Death Valley Ignoring all the flashing neon signs: OASIS → THAT WAY! It is time, Dear One, for you […]

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Bounded

Everything seems to be bounded quite precisely. Skin is our sense organ, and it keeps our insides in and outsides out. But the moment that you and I meet eyes, I know that we are all really the Beloved. (c) 2017 Michael Anuszkiewicz

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Sublimation

I see you there Standing on the Wrong Side of the veil Hesitating Distracted By the ten thousand things Whose deeper purpose Is only to distract You For one more moment And then one more Until the cows come home And trample you Dead. Don’t blame the cows. Don’t blame the distractors. Do you not […]

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Divinely Ordained

The ocean and the sky are forever separated by that imaginary line we call the horizon. There are some who say this was Divinely Ordained. But last night when I was dancing, I overheard a beautiful secret. It was in the alehouse, and from the Beloved’s lips. The truth is, Dear Friends, He had nothing […]

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Love Is Knocking

What will you do When the Friend comes knocking This time? Barricade the doors Shutter the window Pretend no one lives In the quiet dark within? But aren’t you tired Of playing that old game? Will you nod and smile, The fixed rictus grin Of the confused And intimidated? You have more options Than just […]

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Enough

Sooner Or L  a  t  e  r . . . Each soul Decides ENOUGH With this pussyfooting around In this line dance Where I’m taking all the kicks. Enough! With this numb-skulled Daze I’ve backed myself into. I want peace. I want joy. I WANT GOD (c) 2017 Michael Anuszkiewicz

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