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I am tired

Tied to death like this.

A lame pair

Roped in a three-legged race.

What a bother an April picnic is—

Spoon-feeding me desire.

 

But I’m no spring chicken.

Dashing off.

Foolhardy.

Frantic flapping,

Outstretched neck,

Biddy-skin.

 

A shabby hen against the odds.

Imprudent, clawing toward the finish line.

And still,

The gravity of my situation only perpetuating my inevitable trajectory.

Every April, always dragging it out.

Tami Satterfield practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

Birthday poem 2019

 


I’ve learned
The distraction of aging.
The downward
Pull.
Centrifugal spiraling
Towards things lost,
Things gone.

A day as good as summer.
The garden tractor idling,
The tall timothy guarding the still colt
Laid out
Bagged in the cloudy sac.
This nearly transparent film reeling from a lofty museum
Too beautiful for reason.

Grey lids drawn closed over her eyeball’s glint,
Lashes like spiders.
Nose dark as a drum beat
If not for the spot pink as a ham.
Her baby legs bent,
Graceful runners cupped in soft bone colored boots,
Perfectly preserved in the milky dream between us.

Me,
Standing at the edge of the map,
Shading my eyes against the light.
Beholding silence
Save the white sheets
Crisp as starched ghosts
Snapping against time.

Everything that runs wants to.

April 15, 2018
For My Birthday

artwork by Haenuli


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Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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