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Highway 101

 

Storms ‘detourence’, there’s no assurance of

Arrival time…

Driving due south, while the day is still light…

I enjoyed the sights…

Of brief insights of life passed…

Already passed…

You hold a song unsung…

And my heart out you wrung…

It’s been a long time… since I’ve driven this path…

You used to feel my wrath…

When my loved one transferred and locked down…

Me free with my heart bound…Lompoc…

With a huge lock…on my life …as a wife …

With lots of strife…

Picture frames of life…

Projects on memories walls…

In the minds vast halls…

Where secrets of the past calls…

And are stored for future viewing…spewing…

Miles of thoughts race by…

Thoughts of old friends, gets me high…

Every town has its story…

The names remind me of their glory…

As I drift into the archives of my mind…

With brief intermissions of me…

with the kids when they were small…

A smile comes over my face…

As I remember the grace…

Still keeping my pace…and arguing my case…

Of convincing them how much I care…

As a small tear escapes my eye…

Followed by a short clip of me sticking up for me…

What a big job you see…

Takes all kinds of degrees …this job of mine…

It’s getting dark outside…nothing to distract…

From these future acts…

For no lack of emotion, this story packs…

Green mileage marker signs…glow in the night…

All letters reflect with the lights…

Shine like plastic diamonds…

Each sign was a marker for me…

Of an up coming episode…

As the projector reels on…all road signs include…

Santa Barbara and LA. … all part of the play…

In between small towns green road signs …

My screen …

I fill in the story…with I’m glad it’s over theme…

Of my traveling 1 0 1…with my children and teens…

Old path of the Padres…gathering their souls…

The landscape is beautiful…

and the missions to behold…

Teach them…cloth them…make them fit the mold…

Give them some shelter…

Their land has been sold…or taken…

Everyone forsaken…

All in the name of the queen…

And her team…doing their thing…

Authority strikes like a scorpion sting…

Gaining speed down a slope…it strikes…I’m stuck…

Hiding in the dark…in the underpass, he parks…

Lucky me …in the rear view mirror I see…

The dark silhouette starts up…

Behind me he follows…in anticipation…I wallow…

His red flashing lights come on …this is muy malo….

Tucking things away…harshing my buzz…

I put down my windows …cause ????

As fast as i can…not part of the plan…

Asking for my license…registration and insurance…

This tall man…

I want to plead my case…

Except I was driving a really fast pace…

He needs his tickets…I can see it in his face…

I’m bait on the big river 101…

He came back with my license and ticket to sign …

An activity I mind…

He leans in my window…crossing over the line…

Giving me what’s mine…

Do you have a medical marijuana card with you?

It reeks…instantly I got the creeps…

I answered I have one …not on me …

I forgot it at home …it felt lame…

Like the dog ate my homework…

Why did you forget it at home?…

Same reason I left my black boots

And my toothbrush…

I’m feeling a rush…hoping this won’t go to far…

Sir…not in my car…

I can pass any test with a star…

Well except for peeing in a jar…

Do you have any with you now? I said…yes…

In the back seat in my suitcase…packed neat…

They are for my mother’s house…

You should always carry your card…

Now you be careful while pulling out…

Not a bad guy…no doubt…

Rather matter of fact and pleasant…

I liked him…some things change…out on the range…

Just doing his job…as I pull out…I contemplate…

It had made life harder…once more…what a bore…

My thoughts flow by…

Court fees…driving schools…points…

My husband…I promised I would not speed…

I tried…I lied…back on the road…

Following the code …

The first sign I see … next left Lompoc…

Where we were all prisoners…

Locked…rocked…mocked…

Me always driving half cocked…Lompoc…

How many times have I driven down this road…

Not knowing…what might explode…

Someone always did…

Day after day…month after month…

Just to be able to sit next to him…

Don’t touch too much, or act like you care…

Could end your visit…with a demeaning stare…

Montecito another sign reflects…

My home away from home…

Where close friends took care of us…

On the roam… alone…

What a blessing…what a gift…friends…

Who shared their life …their home …

With us …as a whole…

It’s a different world, out there…

Got a little scare…cruise control…

Life goes smooth when you’re in the groove…

Ventura…the signs announces…

Step-father…first communion…

In the mission Santa Buenaventura…

Wore a white veil…felt like a bride…

Lived on the beach…

I caught grunion on these shores, I pass…

After school we went to mass…

“Bless me father for I have sinned’’…

Why else can’t I mend… I miss my father…

I feel his shame…his shame…

An interesting child…quiet…a little insecure…

always entertaining…every one’s favorite…

As my life unwinds, unspun, on highway 101…

Why do I feel the adventure has just begun?

I look down with a gasp…red light comes on…

Almost out of gas…I’m empty…

Santa Buenaventura…

Your beaches gave me solitude…

A place to recover …to develop a new attitude…

And some self-esteem…

Two steps forward…one back…

Being raised in Long Beach

Where the beaches are flat…

Ventura had big dunes and huge storm drifts…

Lots of places for lovers to hide…

I witnessed my first love making…

By surprise eyes opened wide…

Wasn’t sure what was going on…

Destination dearest friends… a small refuge…

before I go all the way down south…

Archives still unfolding …

Holding this moment precious…

I could pass any test… with a star…

Well, except for peeing in that jar…

Los Angeles county line…Thousand Oaks…

Bobby’s folks…warm thoughts cloak…

With just one hope…not to be lost and cope…

I’m so dyslexic…all directions are hectic…

Even left and right…

Keeping the goal in sight…

With a heart that’s tried and true…

And with her strong will up and over the hill…

Bring with her gifts of good will…

This story is grist for the mill…

Content in her heart…doing her part…

She weaves into art…all her life’s experiences…

Rules on this path…important to laugh…

Hide your stash…what a long great trip it’s been…

With the love of good friends and kin…

Having the time of my life…

It doesn’t get much better than this…

Following my bliss…

I’ll end with a sweet kiss of gratitude for it all…

As i follow your call…my beloved…

Ha Viess says…slow down you movin’ too fast …

You gotta make the moment last…



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Sunrise

Morning’s first light…Clouds cling to the earth…

Wearing a girdle of words too tight…

Haiku’s drive me to write…write…write…

Like taking off a tight shoe…or a waist band tight.

The freedom of words to play with and write…

To share in my heart, the things in my sight…

Visions…Insight…the sheer beauty I live…

Veils of diaphanous hues…Veils of layered light…

So dense, it manifests as solid matter…

Layers of light, inspire sheer delight…

Prayers of gratitude. Inspire new attitude…

About living life, minus strife…

I gaze in praise…Vision is the art of seeing, what

Is invisible to others…

Lets make time to love…our mothers, our brothers.

For we are a congruent whole…Is what we say…

Aligned with what we do, and what we think…

Feng Shui…all the way…

Blessings this new year…minus all fear…

Keeping Spirit near…One remains clear…

In the abode of my heart…I adore thee…

In the abode of my heart…I adore thee…

In the abode of my heart…I adore thee…

                           New year morning 2009



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Summer Rains

 

The earth feels so happy on this late June day…

Rain…unexpected …a blessing… I’d say…

Everything wet…standing erect…

Soaked to the roots…

a quick turnaround…for this cracked parched ground…

everything thirsty…needing a big gulp from god…

After the down pour…a light blanket of sod…

Looking out my window pane…dark fig leaves…dotted with rain…

Clouds disappear…as the sun breaks through…all leaves washed…looking new

Every leaf weighted down…from these spherical globes …half round…

Each reflects whatever surrounds…

Roses in full bloom…bent towards the ground…heavy with water weight…

Impossible to stand straight…

Lilies fill up…natural tea cups…

New seedlings from the soil erupt…

Earth seems so happy…in everything i see…

Or is it a projection…and its really just

ME!…



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Emerald Pools

 

He looked me in the eyes so deep…

I so love you, with tears in his eyes…

I into his…she didn’t come cheap…

No she didn’t…but aren’t we blessed…

In that moment our whole lives addressed…

Om…sohum…Om …sohum…

Breath of life where all life comes…

Breathing in…Breathing out…with pure intention

Divine intervention…

Slices of fresh picked apples, spread with blue cheese…smooth as silk velvet…clumps of grapes…

Leaves still attached…believing they are connected to the plant that bore their fruit…

Emerald pools of salivated drools…

Oozed into one…from the source …we’ve begun…

Forged from behind…beyond mind…

I don’t have words…for the ecstasy, divine…

Being bathed in God’s eternal love…

All of us…no matter what…

It’s really a good deal…nothing else is real…

God’s eternal love…It’s a no brainer…

Let go of the gamer…there is only love…

Our Sustainer…

There are no words for this feeling…

Listening to the sound of our own hearts beating…

Emerald pools of jeweled indifference…

Love makes a difference…

Love makes a difference…

 

 

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Earth Dance

Earth Dance—my heart is so open—

Earth Dance—my heart is so full—

Feng Shui all the way—Safe my spirit feels so safe—

Even alone in the dark of night—

One of a kind—We are all one of a kind—So unique—

A kaleidoscope of humans—

Everywhere I look creativity oozes—

Every size, color, shape, young and old—Magnifico!!!

Unique—We are all one—One of a kind—

We are all one—

One of a kind—kind—so kind—So much kindness—

So much Love—So much shared joy love and peace—

Earth Dance—I adore you—

Mother Earth I adore you—

Watched this group implore you—

Global Peace Prayer—For this planet we care—

In pure silence—We were One—We are One—

In pure silence—

We were the conduits for Peace—

We joined with Peace activists from all over the planet—pacifists—

I witnessed Peace, manifest—

I saw the jeweled indifference—

Tangible matter—I did see—Visible—

Inwardly—Outwardly—

Shanti—Peace—Shanti—

We as a collective consciousness bore witness

to all this love—

Overflowing—a river of gratitude—for it all—

We heard that call—

It’s an opportunity of a lifetime—

My heart is telling me—

With renewed strength—

A better human I’ll strive to be—

Yeah!!!—Just be a better human—

What ever does it take—

Be a better human—Humanity‘s at stake—

Lets join in and do our part—

Earth Dance—We dance—

From the bottom of our heart—

May we all dance towards the Light—Together—

Keeping peace in sight—Maa—Maa—Kali Maa—

We are all one of a kind—So rare—So Sacred—

Lets strengthen our self worth—Tolerance we’ll birth—                               This gift of life so fine—Peace to planet Earth—

Let’s shine—

Shanti—Peace—Shanti