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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Feelings Freed

Left hidden and locked in darkened corners
once wild and tempestuous feelings
fester and wart, crust and bubble
do their part to age brittle bones
the bars of ancient cages

Set free by a change of mind
coaxed out into the sunlight
reluctant and limping at first
they return to natural ethereal selves
here one moment, gone the next
willing to awaken our life

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