Glancing At God (The Cat’s Meow)

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Based on a writing prompt: “The Cat’s Meow” I look up, a mix of startled and befuddled, like a stunned cat.  This cat looks up through glass the way I imagine myself looking up though my limits directly at God, if such a thing is dared.  Almost like I looked up to defy but defiance […]

What if…Time Were An Illusion?

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If time was an illusion it would mean I’m not getting older I’m just getting creakier  It would mean there’s no such thing as being on time, which seems even freakier  It would mean nobody dies young, and you can never show up late  It means nobody peaked too early, and there’s nothing left but […]

Baby Steps To Adult Growth

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*From a writing prompt in my monthly writer’s group. I am in my infancy still when it comes to adult growth.  Can an infant even take baby steps, or would those still be way too large for me?  Ego growth, denial growth, willful ignorance growth, now those I excel at. In that sense I’ve really […]

Things The Oldest Tree On My Block Has Seen…

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The following spoken word piece comes from a writing prompt about what the oldest tree on my street could have witnessed…enjoy. Love, Brian THINGS THE OLDEST TREE ON MY BLOCK HAS SEEN. The oldest tree on my block has seen entire families grow up and die, living generation after generation in the same house.  That […]

WRITING PROMPT: “It Takes Too Long…”

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It takes to long to make home made bread And it takes too long to overcome existential dread  It takes too long to make dreams come true  And it seems to go by too fast whenever they do It takes too long to find the perfect mate  But it also takes too long to get […]

WRITING PROMPT: When I am aligned with my higher self…

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When I am aligned with my higher self I am non-verbal. I am uncontainable by language I am enough I am complete  I am perfection  I am realized realization realizing itself newly for the first time in just this exact way at this exact time I am a prism, crystalline awareness, flawless,  Hard as diamond […]

WRITING PROMPT: I’ve Been Thinking

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I’ve been thinking about the future. What I’m going to amount to, specifically.  And as dreadfully cliche as this is going to predictably sound, I’ve been thinking about the past. What I was supposed to accomplish by now, and what I’ve lied about, stolen, manipulated and schemed my way into instead of living by faith.  […]

Imagine One Day You Woke Up & Could No Longer Feel the Emotion of Inadequacy…

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What would be different? What has changed?  If I woke up tomorrow morning and could no longer feel inadequateI’d worry less about etiquette  And whether the participle comes before or after the predicate  I’d worry less in general, about opinions that I now let diminish me And it seems like they all but finish me  […]

Don’t Get Pizza Wrong!

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This piece was inspired by a writing prompt a fellow coach/writer gave in a group: “Write about something you are a snob about.” So here it goes. My thoughts on what makes really good pizza. DON’T GET PIZZA WRONG: The disc must be chewy, and the red drippings must be the perfect balance of tangy […]

If I Were A Ghost…

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IF I WERE A GHOST… Could I still be haunted?  Could I still be daunted?  And I would still get all jealous and sour when people flaunted their shiny objects and expensive trinkets?  It’s hard to imagine, but I tend to think it’s  quite possible that a ghostly existence comes with similar pitfalls  and challenges […]