Next Layer

What does it take to jump
over the flame of understanding?
Leaping through fear
landing in the opportunity
of self-reflection and worth
Whatever it takes
the value is intrinsic
The worth was always there
Merely the compelling argument
or rough joyous impulse
deliver us to our newest redemption
The next layer of the adventure…

Near the Line

a while back
with tilted eyes and monikers
whilst tippy toes clod-hopped
she discovered 
quite unobtrusively
that quietly
with no pomp 
the circumstance of near arrival
of a large marking of time
spent judiciously 
on a daily basis
was fast approaching
the fear of success
or the idea of achievement 
hobbled her
almost instantaneously
so much so
that all regular habits
died on the spot
* * *
the roots live
deep and strong
whether near some invisible line
or not
and new sprouts and shoots
are bound to grow
After this post we have 10 more posts to reach 1,000. And each of those days a single effort is all it will take to re-kindle the habit of the Daily Napkin.

Up and Down

Sky infused brilliant
softly piercing regal clouds
marching dynamically
rainbows, double rainbows
moon on the horizon
Crystalline ice castles sparkle
rich soil prepares for Spring
crackling underfoot
happy, loving, blessed, faithful
sad, angry, fearful, doubting
Travelling like a spaceship
amongst it all

What is Bravery?

With butterflies inside
heart up in the throat
She climbed up 4 stories
on steep, slippery shakes
Shaking in her tennis
quaking in her resolve
Still, she stayed to close up 
the peak – the very top
Birds singing all the while
soft breezes blowing in a storm

Life’s Challenges

Leaping like leopards
through hoops of the jungle
Tackling fear as prey
with claws of prayer
and faithful surrender
Sometimes, life’s challenges
help bear witness to courage
Instigating catharsis
in the wake of tough circumstance
Excitement in the backwaters
of personal choice
* Marshal was out of town for around ten days, so there has been a gap in napkin posting. We’re back now.