Most every work day for more than 11 years, Dena wrote 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. It became our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. Dena took several months to re-evaluate and decide what she was going to do. Since she is also simplifying, she is in the process of incorporating all 8 (including this one) websites into one. With that in mind, the poetry of the napkin is now joined with her art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Unfettered Wings

Ever mindful of promises made
the way was strewn with items kept
like offal on the tides of emotion

The counters stack them
categorized and labeled
as if they have value
in the scheme of things

As if traces were real threads
in the tapestry of our lives
meaning and purpose are assigned


Look! There – see that bird?
Flying, wings unfettered…

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