learning, failing, writing, reading & doing

I learn through meditation
I learn through listening
I learn through doing things on my own

I fail when I rush
I fail when I speak
I fail through following others who are not me

I write about what I know
I write about who I am
I write what I believe everyone else should read

I read about what I don’t know
I read about who I am not
I read about what everyone else is reading

I do this because I have to
I do this because I want to
I do this because something told me so

the ghost of the artist

a ghost of the artist stands behind me
his eyes running the course on my work
a sigh of resignation escapes my throat
this digression causes the ghost to start
as an icy hand, pulsing with exuberance
who in life created visions, splendor
rests dead fingers upon my soft shoulder
as gentle words whisper “Believe”
and my creation continues

believing beings

being we, being you, meeting us together
nothing now, no one here
being – not believing – that you are being, too
not believing – being – no one cares
being here, being me, meeting you
not this being, not believing
no one’s left to believe this meeting
being you, meeting me – not believing
believing the meeting beings or no
the meeting, the beings, are we