The Bay #MondayBlogs

The world closes off as we move towards the shore distant ships following invisible lanes another supply run to a faraway land As morning waves invite play swim, and surf and outriggers as bodies move in poetry the daily ballet of light casting its spell on the shore and calling us all to worship - … Continue reading The Bay #MondayBlogs

Rest #MondayBlogs

It is an afterthought that haphazard ending as day runs out of itself we are careless with these darkened hours choosing to be thoughtless to lose our sense of purpose in a punishing neglect of our own healing choosing to ignore recovery in favor of distraction forgetting the exact science of winding down while our … Continue reading Rest #MondayBlogs

Kindling #MondayBlogs

neglect sometimes benign otherwise driven by ignorance or greed a world on fire every blade set to kindling left by careless stewards living in denial of consequence and destruction pretending smoke is oxygen and fire is our sun - Caroline A. Slee

In a Plain Room #MondayBlogs

how did we come to exist inside the box this narrow world enclosing us not even a speck of color or maddening wallpaper only blank spaces was there some expert who deemed it proper? rigid lines and harsh angles and the hope of nurturing we study these walls contemplate their plumb lines are met with … Continue reading In a Plain Room #MondayBlogs

Muddling Along #MondayBlogs

The day-to-day world makes demands and calls those demands “life” we rush, we hustle, we go without pause while the real world waits beneath the smoke and mirrors of all of the “oughts” and “supposed to” we muddle along, doing what’s right forgetting that “right” was defined by illusions the world waits for our awakening … Continue reading Muddling Along #MondayBlogs

stead.fast #MondayBlogs

stead·fast/ˈstedˌfast/adjective resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering."steadfast loyalty" - Oxford Languages Steadfast We are unflinching in the face of adversity rising to the strenuous on the fire of our own stubbornness Open hearts giving us clear vision of a path forward though the road ahead climbs We are steadfast committed to our world-building loyal to … Continue reading stead.fast #MondayBlogs

Sinking Cities #MondayBlogs

Photo by Rachel Xiao on Pexels.com Our dreams were too heavy a burden unbearable weighing down the world with each ponderous step Our dreams were too heavy sinking beneath the waves an endless drowning figure ghostlike in the gloom Our dreams were too heavy sinking cities, tearing down the stars etched upon our hearts as … Continue reading Sinking Cities #MondayBlogs

Stronger #MondayBlogs

Photo by Enric Cruz López on Pexels.com It begins in the quiet - the breath the thought the moment of choice - and then takes us upward, climbing pushing beyond our imagined limits stronger than we knew stronger than we dreamed in those quiet breaths we are forged steely and sharp in our softness and … Continue reading Stronger #MondayBlogs

Hours #MondayBlogs

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Hours The days are more than a scant twenty-four in the chiming of the alarm The nights are a wink here and then gone marching the beat of the clocks Each minute a breath held and then gone the hours a climb finding the beauty of time distorted - Caroline … Continue reading Hours #MondayBlogs

The Longest Miles #MondayBlogs

Photo by Caroline A. Slee The Longest Miles The effort seems unending waiting for that rush the release of endorphins to lull the self into comfort The hills grow steeper and the sunlight harsh on sweat-slicked skin losing salt on the climb Relief will come after the longest miles trembling legs standing atop the valley … Continue reading The Longest Miles #MondayBlogs