Monday, June 6, 2016

June 6


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  1. Platforms

    I am standing waiting for the subway
    To go home from work. I have a job
    I am teaching at rutgers thanks to
    A phone call an acquaintance made
    To the french department from
    A phone booth on my behalf.
    I’m holding a cheap briefcase
    And waiting for the train. That
    Feeling of waiting to move from
    One space to the other — one
    Of my favorites. And knowing there
    Is work on one end of it and you
    On the other. I still feel that when
    I stand at the gate at the airport
    Or when I wait for any sort of
    Train after a reading. Knowing
    I shared something of what I know
    And it mattered and then waiting
    For mass transit to take me home.
    Feeling that balance between public
    And private. I’m a tightrope walker
    But it’s not dangerous, or if it is,
    The height feels
    Fine.

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  2. Learning
    More more more
    Keeping an open mind in order to receive the lessons this earth urges me to learn.
    I enjoy it.
    I enjoy the late night studying and the mixed feelings as an exam is passed out.
    Feelings of confidence and anxiety.
    When I find I've done well, it's a rush of pride that nothing else delivers.
    The accomplishment that comes from taking on uncharted subjects transpires into a deep bliss.
    More knowledge more understanding more questioning.
    What more could I want?
    So the choice is made-
    Continue doing this because this is what I love. Learning is what empowers me as a woman and a thinker.
    I am a philosopher, an activist, an idealist.

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  3. No matter what i lose
    Or pain i feel
    No matter the sorrow
    Or worry
    Or fear
    No matter the lies i'm told
    Or the mocking laughter
    I am a part of His great plan
    My legacy is secure

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  4. Broken pieces
    Phillips head slips into place
    Puzzle solved.

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