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Inspiration

 

 

 

And then one day, everywhere you look,

a door, waiting for you to open it.

In the apple tree. In the parking lot.

 

in a blade of grass. In each stone.

Not that it appeared because you are here.

More that it always existed and now

 

you can see it. In the asphalt drive.

In the dotted line. In the telephone ring.

In the scent of lemon. And every door

 

a world you might choose to enter.

Kiss on the neck. Cloudy sky.

Magpie wing. News headline.

 

You can’t possibly enter them all.

Button hole. Rising bread.

Sometimes you can go back

 

and the door will still open. Sometimes,

even on the most familiar path,

you can never go back again.

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If I prayed, which I don’t,
then we could say that I asked
god to open every door that I
had shut, every door I did not
know was there.
Why I asked this, well,
this will make sense to you
or it won’t, but every closed
door I was aware of
had became a point of suffering.
And with every open door,
I could feel congruence,
the world rushing in to create
more space in me.
And god said to me, though
we could not say that it was a voice,
god said, Open even the door with people jeering
on the other side, their faces twisted
in hate? Even the door to an entire
forest of sorrow? And because
this conversation was not really
happening, we could not say that
I said yes to the questions, but
we could say, perhaps, that
the yes began to root in me
and it was not so much a matter
of someone opening the doors
but that the doors more or less
dissolved. And what I had thought
could separate me from anything else
was shown to be nothing at all.
I would like to tell you that I felt grace
in the opening, but the truth
is I felt such terrible ache.
And god did not come put a hand
on my cheek and tell me
everything would be okay.
In fact, if anything, the voice
I did not hear told me
there are no promises.
But I felt it, the invitation
to keep opening doors,
to not close my eyes,
to not turn away.
And though I do not pray,
I said thank you, thank you.

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Six Invitations

walk into the wall
walk into the wall, walk in
to the wall, walk into
the wall, walk into the oh,
there’s a door

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key after key
after three-hundred-sixty-
six keys that do not
fit the keyhole I find
the door’s unlocked

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stepping through the door
to find
another door

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who built
all these doorways
anyway?

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something about
a doorway—it seems to want
to be walked through

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or is it the walker
who does the wanting,
already I feel
it rising me
curiosity

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When I feel lonely, my first thought is that you hold the key to my loneliness. … In the end, seeking only brings us to the edge of knowing ourselves.
—Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, November 10

Here it is not,
the key I was looking for,
here where I knocked
on beautiful doors,
and ornate doors, and grand
doors, and ancient doors, and
safe doors, and hidden
doors and doors of November.
But here it is,
so close I could hardly
step without walking into it,
this door that has
no lock, no key,
this door
with my own name
on it.

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What If Haiku

standing on the stoop
of your heart, too scared
to ring the bell

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between the night
and the fear, a door appears
a dark bird sings, sings

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