Saturday, December 28, 2013

ice lit trees for miles
houses with no borders, no fences, no boundaries
corner stores where everyone knows your name
empty roads that stretch for miles
deer munching on the front lawn
then dancing away
dogs off leashes
quiet time to read
skies that stretch your imagination
rivers that flow tidal bores
music jam in the back 40
laughter
people who grew up 'ya just around the corner, there, that one down there'
like a scene out of fargo
icicles so beautiful and so deadly they could probably kill you
wood piled high at everyone's door
a deep calm and warm presence
and a family trapped in the 50's to make it all the more perfect
tranquility, grace
and love

Monday, December 9, 2013

calamity 

when worlds collide 
and borders fall
when boundaries shift
and love conquers all
when eyes give new meaning
to seeing
when hearts 
beat to the tune
of the universe
when freedom means truth
then i will be free

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

skidding through life
passenger on a crowded bus
entering every day we jump in the abyss
or do  we play by the rules
fine line between jumping and dancing
on the edge of madness

Monday, December 2, 2013

we kiss my body full of desire you pull me in to you your heat envelops me i can't breathe i don't want to breathe you take me and i am home

Thursday, September 5, 2013

i can't look at the sky
without thinking of you
i can't take my first breath
of the morning 
without the soothing 
inhalation of you
i can't wrap my mind
around my day
without wondering what you're doing
you have given life to an embattled soul
you have helped me find truth
you have given me love that i never could have imagined
you have given me myself
i will love and thank you forever

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

sometimes when we kiss
your exhale
becomes my inhale
and the universe
takes over

Thursday, May 30, 2013

you know when you're in a mosh pit
and you fall down
and you think, holy fuck
there's nothing but boots around my face
and you think to yourself
i have to get myself up
and then
instead of you getting yourself up
there are four hands pulling you up
strangers hands....
well imagine if the world was like that

Monday, May 27, 2013


a thousand years ago
you touched my cheek 
and i was yours..
forever
a thousand years ago
as we danced in a field of wildflowers
and we bathed in the fullness of the moon
as you kissed my lips
and stole my breath
a thousand years ago
magically cloaked in the warmth of your love
my soul became one with the universe
a thousand years ago, steeped in the mystery 
of the ancestors
divine feminine and masculine
i found the ecstasy of eternity
in your eyes
a thousand years ago
a thousand years ago
a thousand years ago


Sunday, May 19, 2013

for as many times as i've hated you
i've loved you twice as much
cobwebs are getting a clean spring sweep
and i see the truth written in the clouds

Friday, May 10, 2013

my grandma dies of alzheimers
i wonder about her choice
and i'm starting to see the value
just before she died she had changed everything about her life
the way she liked her coffee, the way she liked to dress
she said 'fuck the world', i'm doing it my way now
we blame it on a failed brain
but what is failed about making choices
about how we choose to live our lives
every time i kissed her goodbye i told her,
i love you grandma
and she looked me in the eye
and said
i love you too
matriarchal lineage runs deep

Friday, May 3, 2013

the foreplay has left the building
game on
out of the gate
i smile and enjoy the bliss

Sunday, April 28, 2013

the corporatization of motherhood
stop feeding at 15 ml then burp
only change diaper when line tells you to
ignore instinct
maternal knowing
shun ancient wisdom
put babies in plastic containers
tell new parents what to do
how to do it and when
don't trust knowing
be suspect of every move
watch every move
report every move
discredit human emotion
steal babies if there isn't immediate conformity
stick them in an envelope and
return to sender


Thursday, April 18, 2013

let me kiss you while you sleep
dear warrior god
let me kiss you while you sleep
when nobody else is looking
let me kiss you while you sleep
when the worry leaves your face
let me kiss you while you sleep
when you curl up by my side
and peace comes over us

Thursday, March 28, 2013

the bridge

as i look out over it's edge
leaning into the mystic sloping hills
meeting place of majestic elements

memories collide with anticipation
ancestral voices fill me with 
with
with what?

i stare with wonder
i look deep into the clouds
and again at my feet
so firmly planted

i know love
i see love 
i am love

this bridge is not new 
yet each time i venture
on it's rickety old boards
creaking and filled with stories 
of many footsteps

the feelings return
becoming my friends 
on this journey

i see our patterns in the stars
i hold them close to my heart
and from this bridge
this perilous bridge
i jump

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


3 am and sleep evades
wrapped in your loving embrace
breathe in the familiar scent of your love
bury my face in your warmth
comfort, for a moment
breathe out my disgust with humanity
with rules and lies and control
insecurity is the key to freedom
paperwork, the last attempt to control
 a dying shithole of putrid filth
it smothers me
and then i find you again
and i breathe
and i know
love
and nothing else matters

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

you know when you’re in a mosh pit
and you fall down
and you think, holy fuck
there’s nothing but boots around my face
and you think to yourself
i have to get myself up
and then
instead of you getting yourself up
there are four hands pulling you up
strangers hands….
well imagine if the world was like that

Saturday, March 16, 2013

next to the elephant
it's the squirrel
my second favourite animal
i want to lead the world
AND have fun

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

i want to kiss you
is all you said
then the avalanche

i celebrate you in so many ways
i thank you in so many more

wish you such joy
and i remember

Sunday, March 3, 2013

the rain beats gently
against my heart
reminding me of the sacred rythym
i recognize in my bones
familiar dance
resurrected in love

i am spirit
and joy

i am truth
and i am freedom

like the song of a chickadee
at my window
on a cool spring morning
i speak to you
in secret code
as my heart lifts me
further and further
into your soul

no words can carry this
glorious weight
upon my breast

no music
can ever tell the story
but we will try
and we will try
and the magic of the universe
will carry us home

Sunday, February 24, 2013

why you keep choosing women
who have never had babies
is beyond me
the sacred journey
of a woman
is carried in her womb
when you give birth
you know exactly what to do

Saturday, February 23, 2013

i get it now
when it happened 
i felt abandoned
completley left alone
in an insane world
but now that i know it
now that i know love
i understand
and i forgive you

Thursday, February 21, 2013

you go back to the land
whatever in this life
you go back to the land

how do you choose to go?
the decision right now

what form will you take
next time
I have been struggling to find the words, and then the words suddenly found me. I have been living and eating and dreaming this revolution since I was a little girl, growing up in a big house with a nice pool in suburbia. I had a big bedroom with warm blankets that my grandma quilted. I had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parents and a little brother who loved me even though I beat on him occasionally. I narrowly avoided Ritalin, discovered alternate interventions, and managed to achieve so-called success as a social worker. The Canadian Dream. 
I have been a front line social worker for almost 30 years. I can tell you stories, but I won’t because they’re confidential, but what I will tell you is that I have seen suffering. I am disgusted and ashamed to say that much of the suffering I have seen has been at the hands of our Canadian Government. Blatant lies, disregard for humanity, cruelty, abuse. These are charges I wage against our Government. Not just this Fascist regime…the ones before it as well. 
I believe we are at a turning point in our history…when all of us…..when all women in particular…must rise and say NO. Our mother earth is demanding this of us. We can do this by creating community, spreading our love, and standing tall in our truth. We deserve it. Our children deserve it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

i remember the very moment
it was over
you were loving her so madly
you didn't care about us
anymore

the blessing is next to the wound
you say
you pretend to write

long hours spent in quiet contemplation
i am your muse no more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

what's going on out there?
is it the tsunami i have been waiting for?
or is it just the mailman, delivering a letter...
seems that we are on the edge
and someone needs to give a big, hard
push

Thursday, February 14, 2013

and she collapses into herself
this is not the first time
she sighs
she picks herself up
and she writes a new story

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

darkened garden of moons
wilderness of winding vines
choke out the light today

a wild storm
awaits the rest 
shadow and doubt
swirl
in relentless wind 

raging thunder
and pounding
rains
against the panes
of our memories

reality molded
re-told
again
and
again
re-membered
re-written

alas,
your troubled heart
finally
in
stillness

Saturday, February 2, 2013

so
much
pain
feels like i've been shot
but worse
the shit that rolls forth
from here on in
i can't be held responsible for
yet it's rolling
like a tidal wave.......
so i open the gate
and ask the universe to take me

i don't want you to go away
not when i've just found you again

fuck

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Idle No More
I have been searching for words
as my heart fills with deep truth
and emotion
i have witnessed profound community
authentic spirituality
and love
to those who criticize
i will not lend an ear
until they bare witness
to this great unfolding of the universe

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

i am lost in the middle of everything
or maybe i am stuck in the middle of everything
or was it that i was lost in the middle of everything
and then i got stuck
well, whichever, 
i'm breathing now 
not stuck or lost
and i'm told that's a good thing
the breathing part
this is going to be the ride that I choose
beware
idle no more

Sunday, January 13, 2013

this disquiet
this unrest
this feeling of bile
in the back of my throat
this sorrow
this anger
handcuffed pain
and tortured mind
longing for freedom
unwilling to stop
until it is done

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

this one is for bones

where is here, he asked
where is here

here is the apex of the universe
the space we created for truth
the only possible place

the depth of the soul sometimes
emerges from the strangest places

where is here, he asked
here is the tomorrow we are imagining together
here is the chance for something better
here is now and now is here
here is watching storage wars and feeling deep love
all at the same time
here is eating together, sharing and helping
here is sliding down the hill
fast as fuck

don't judge the pustules
watch me as i walk the earth