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the center of the universe

Even when I dream that I’m someone else, I still know everything from my own self-centered point of view. Both waking and sleeping, I’m trapped inside a dark bone cavern which seems to be the center of the universe. 601 more words

Alice Keys MD

all one bucket

I opened my water bill this morning. Even though our water usage remains in the first tier “conservation” zone, the monthly cost of our water is still higher than it was in Oregon. 913 more words

Alice Keys MD

wind in the door

Yesterday morning was a walking and poetry-writing morning. I walked to the coffee shop at 6:30. Then I sat on a bench and sipped and wrote  outside near the grocery store. 851 more words

Alice Keys MD

nuts and chocolate

morning bird chip chips
squirrel nuts rattle
dawn liquid the bowl

while lemon writing
her chocolate cake
smallest steel funnel

carefully spelled out
words exactly right… 31 more words

Alice Keys MD

loneliness and the brightness of being

I’m a horse and buggy woman in a town crowded full of roaring big trucks. At night, the dream world takes me to unknowable places. But awakening strands me on the shore of this world of walls again. 1,099 more words

Alice Keys MD

medicine buddha and mosquitoes

Yesterday afternoon I walked along a dusty forest path at Land of Medicine Buddha with a friend. While there, I meditated on opening  my energy chakras and flapped as gently as I could at the tiny sentient beings who sang around my shoulders and ears in search of their hot red lunch. 1,118 more words

Alice Keys MD

don't apologize, change your behavior

Last night I dream I have to walk through thickets of hypodermic needles to get home. Drug users have planted them in the earth with their points sticking skyward. 846 more words

Alice Keys MD