Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mountains

Standard

jagged its peaks
traveling for miles
thin or expansive
they traverse land
blocking its flatlands
rugged formations
basalt and obsidian
frame its edges
as flora and fauna
fill in its gaps
wondrous views
distance provides
within its surroundings
lost in a maze
of trees, grasses and flowers
sheltering animals
living there
without direction
there is no way out
though your host
the mountain
always provides

-Jennie Nawrocki

Layers

Standard

face value
kind, caring
second look
more to the eye
depends on who you are
is what is seen
what you know
governs your response
from someone
amongst levels of insight
start to wonder
what is the real
thought anyway?

-Jennie Nawrocki

Surface

Standard

sleek, smooth, rough
the outside lays patterns
for the content within
an open air surface

attached to four legs
becomes the table
whether for big events
small dinner parties
or becoming
project avenue

shorter with a few drawers
morphs into a desk
for handling business
personal and professional
though mostly general
correspondence completed
through an electrical attachment

exchanging drawers for shelves
extending throughout its borders
history, both fact and fiction
are held within the papers
of bound books
accented with do dads and treasures

becoming low to the ground
picture books and treasures
rest alongside cups and glasses
combined with snacks
support people congregating
while living daily

when made tall
and shelves are filled
occupied with drawers
they hold many things
only a few are invited to open
still leaving this
sleek, smooth, rough surface
as a stable frame
for all your needs

-Jennie Nawrocki

Storm

Standard

faced with a storm
preparations begin
sorting knowledge
bringing insight
amongst possible outcomes
taping weak items
giving them strength
packing small items
in places unable
to find windows
in their cross paths
wind swirls around
never really impacting
those things
safe and sound
as rain pecks
in awkward ways
leaving water to find
level ground
flowing in sheaths
rinsing away
all debris in its path
it waits for no one
while leaving
marks behind
able to grow into
a home again

-Jennie Nawrocki

Anywhere

Standard

information talored
conversations guided
research manipulated

is there anywhere

agendas aren’t present
mind free to think
words objective

is there anywhere

signs are persuasive
recollections unskewed
through personal perspective

is there anywhere

one can learn
open is opportunities
all sides are given

is there anywhere

-Jennie Nawrocki

Zen

Standard

as an action it’s passive
as communication it’s steady
as a meditative state it’s relaxing

seemingly impenetrable
its abilities are strong

as an emotion it’s stable
as a thought it’s everything
as a skill it’s necessary

seemingly the way to live
it’s zen