Most of it was brutal

But beautiful

You never once said it would be easy


Till death do us


There’s a fine line of intention between

God and Pan

I’ll simultaneously trust and grip the wheel for steer life

Dear lives

Go easier

Gently pressing petals

Between pampered feet and parchment

Oil changes miraculously

under hungry gullible street lamps

Ten virgins

One tired lady

And some tramp

Nailed her


To the manifestos

Of a rattled ravaged ravenous


I listened

And heard

My chapped lips coughing anxious prayers

in a burning juniper jungle

Endlessly telling

I love I love I love you

Only to wake up screaming

One time too many

To the suffocating stench of relentless ghosts

Taught me everything I need to know

To manifest the destiny you wrote


A sentence here

A lecture there

by some self-promoting guru

Where out of sheer exhaustion

We surrender to the lesson

At the end of our dropped rope

Was there ever a valid doubt

That all power glory and honor is yours

Now and forever ~

Midbar: MDBR; Hebrew; desert

Medabar: Hebrew; to speak

Jesus came to the midbar – the desert, so that God could medaber – speak to him.

4 thoughts on “Midbar

  1. In some beliefs, we ask to be born here. I don’t know if it’s that we don’t see what’s going on, we think we can make a positive difference, or we are fully aware that it’s going to be a roller coaster. As for myself, I’m trying to see the world less of a desert. Though there are good people all around, a person can still feel very lonely. It’s those of us that can’t see that can be the most judged. Perspectives vary significantly from the sighted to the blind. I don’t know if I’ll ever have a decent picture. My boss was at her end when she told me, “I don’t know why I can’t trust anyone!”

    She was managing through the surveillance camera. Had I thought of it at the time I would have suggested that she turn it off, have some trust. Truth isn’t always the key to good management. Relationships are. Management are facilitators, shoulder to shoulder with the team. There shouldn’t be any perception of superiority. Though they do important work. It’s just as important as the janitor, in my opinion.

    Society is a desert because it lacks proper connection, trust, and healthy relationships. Put an addict in a community of accepting, healthy members, where everyone’s needs are met, what do you think they would choose? How many of us accept another no matter what?

    I’d say it’s pretty rare. Maybe I’m wrong.

    I keep getting up in the mornings. I’d say that’s a huge sign of faith, one I share with most of humanity. How close are we to real change? People I talk to think it will never happen.

    How quickly do people pick up fads? Now that’s a phenomenon. Just the right stimulus at the right time might be all it takes for a shift in consciousness. And really, that’s what it’s going to have to be, in order to secure this very lovely example of creativity. Don’t you think? Or, maybe, what do you think about it?

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