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.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lizard Dreams

Lizard puffed up in the grass
tried to look like a snake
On the rock, he stood still
-"freeze and they won't see me"-
until we got too close
Then, he resembled a twig
in the strong wind
as he whizzed away
Survival looks many ways
when you're small
Still, you can always grow a new tail
a new appendage of healing
Lizard dreams while sunning
while sunning on a nice warm, flat rock

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