Most every work day for more than 9 years now, Dena has written a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009 Marshal started typing them up. Now, it has become our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Unique Design

We each wear a beaded belt
of unique and shifting design

Every moment of our lives
 a different shade
a hue of emotions
each cast 
as a light-glittered glass bead

The unique beauty of you

Friday, September 12, 2014


With the noble intention
of soul to soul communication

Words and emotions drifted
through intricate filtering systems

Codified, classified, intensified
approved or laid to the side
• • •
Eventually, hearts speak

A row of strangers merges
into common denominators

Shared pain or laughter
mutual experience
seeps through filters

Thursday, September 11, 2014


That little bug
The one I’d never seen before
With his iridescent wings

And that smiley marking
On his little shoulder

Just walked into my salad
Is it still safe to eat…? 

(sans the buggy protein of course)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Reputation of Repetition

He expanded his philosophy
as they expounded on theories

The reputation of repetition
rose the bar on understanding

Etheric answers floated
midst fancy verbal construction
drifting up near the ceiling
of comprehended truth

Oh, the heady beauty of
bantered intellectual gardening

Friday, August 29, 2014

An Eternal Moment of Love

Angels singing
with the mourning dove
wakes me to the new day
whispering my name
my real name…

the praying mantis
is always praying 
every moment
with every part of its being

Such is living in the now

In the Now
I eternally love life