Tag Archive: awareness


Sleepwalkers

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Assorted somnambulists are dropping by
to wish me pleasant dreams.

© Chagall 2015

Focus, Focus, Blue Fur

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Let’s all do this once more with feeling,
avoid the sidesteps askew to the point.

I don’t yet have automata down pat
quite enough to divert my mind away.

© Chagall 2014

Rapt

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Under pale blue sky
I sense the holy
in gilded leaf,
stained glass amber,
muted green cool shade,
amazed to find
a cathedral even here

© Chagall 2014

Les Nuages

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I raise my arm,
again and again
and then I raise it
a third time

From whence
does
that
signal
flow?

I seek out
the Commander
the one who barks
the order
and find her easily
nearby at the helm
yelling Raise It!

But what happens next
I can’t discern
the work of that motor
eludes me

I assume a small band
of gypsy synapse
lights up and plays jazz
’round the fires
of my heart
and I raise my arm
on the prominent
upbeat

So much of life
is mindless I
in surrender to
the Mindful

© Chagall 2014

Your Life Not Mine

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an opus deserves
a thorough read
not some topical
nod

on the surface
it appears
a no-thing
you’ll comprehend

perhaps it’s really
beyond you
in a manner you’ll decide
is beneath you

ignore it
feel free even
to revile

like sonar
sweeps your landscape
peruse the depths
of your charge

walk the waterfront
of your longing
till you fail
to tell

the difference
between the things you need
and the storm about

to dash
your head

adrift

you are
awash

are you
awake?

© Chagall, 2013

A Bit About Me

I am nothing
if not existent,

bewildered
when I don’t see plainly,
omega
right from the start,
sunlight
over my shadows,
rain
to quench the sere,
drought
in the aftermath of flood;

I am
essentially that.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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