Poetry

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The crack
in the pane splinters
in the solitude
of its existence,
and withdrawn
reminiscence.


One becomes another,
a fellow
sees a brother,
and as one moves west,
the other moves east,
in search of sameness,
and a lot of
relational discreteness.

Joined
and separated
by fragments
of time,
we are nonetheless
intertwined,
and in need
of the same pastimes;


where we watch,
and stop
the heart from bleeding,
and instead,
take shelter in
an awareness of all
that pleasure,

of mind.


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I hike the trail,
while also knowing
the trail hikes me, which
though it may seem like a paradox,
is just another example of the oneness of
this world’s orthodox.

As we move on the trail,
there are wonders
to behold
as a whole myriad of greenness
comes to life
before our very eyes,
and, we begin to see why

it is that this world,
is so full of pain
and pleasure both,

though

there is another way
forward,
if you are so bold.

Remembering
that all of nature
is a reflection
of all that we see
beneath
the layers
of memories and ideas
we’ve held onto
out…


Expanding our Patience While Limiting our Reactivity By Understanding and Practicing Our Emotional Intelligence

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The past few weeks, I’ve been thinking more about patience, and just how important being patient is in all aspects of life. For sure, patience was, and is, something that I continue to be present to, as patience was, and still is in some ways, something that is a developmental opportunity for me.

How do you feel about the concept and practice of patience? Do you think it affects how we interpret the world, and how we, for instance, function at home and work?

I think it does affect all aspects of our lives, whether we are aware or not.


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Up and and down,
Have you ever trod slowly
In the snow on a wintery day?

The feel as your shoe hits the flakes,
And disappears inside the icy whiteness,
Of the deserted brightness, looking around,
To see who’s there, only to notice,

That it’s you, by yourself, taking one
Step and then another.
Making your way along a path no one
Else can see, yet you know, you see

The path as clearly as the snow that’s
All around you. It’s awfully astounding,
And beautiful, and when we feel that quake
Inside, to know that you’re never alone.

Even…


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Darkness
Worn like a cloak
On a brocade
Of silence

Memories are translucent, and

Fibers of my being
Are hard, at times,

To piece together.

They fit in a splash
Of overlap, one
Scene runs
Into the
Next,

And, I’m often quite
Transfixed,

By the pictures I see,
So much so,
I wonder
If they
Are

Even really me.

Lightness
And, as the shadow
Lifts, light begins
To creep in,

Not all at once, no
Slowly, one measure
At a time.

The light must be
Careful, not to
Scare too
Much

Fright
Into the unsuspected.

Those who are not
Used to…

Jeffrey Flesch

Interests include personal and professional development, increasing access to higher education, and finding new ways to create inspiration and equity.

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