Photo: ‘Time to Loosen’ by mskathrynne – Pixabay

Ken’s poem reminds, moments are time… like the weather, ever changing. Mood flavors Now… like the receding surf back-washing into crashing waves at the edge of the future… there’s presence… the granular feel of pain from tease to torment, and too, there’s release into the expanse of open appreciation, a full-bodied caring, heartfelt and essential… It’s all there, available in the flow……

by Ken McKeon

The plus of a good memory
Has fallen off the charts,
I’m standing now
In the minus corner,

I’m something of a dunce,
Amiably moody, totally adverse
To everything that’s wrong,
Whatever that is,

I shake my head at what I’ve come to be,
I’m metronomic, a wig-wag, a counter,
I think that’s right,
It could be otherwise,

It’s time for me to loosen up,
I’ll run through clover later
When the sun breaks through
The cloudy room that is my mind,

How on earth might that happen?
Even the floating by of a soft grey moth
Could do the trick,
A dusky presentation of another life
Settling down on the lawn,
Its easy wings relax,
The warmth is good,

There are blessings everywhere I look.

About David Filippone

David Filippone has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past twelve years, he has studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). He also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. For the past several years, David has curated the CCI Facebook page, which is often TSK-focused, and he serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link...
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