“I’ve only ever fallen in love with geminis” he once told me.
I flashed my eyes at him. He had my attention.
Ummmm what is that supposed to mean, I wondered. What was he
trying to tell me? Did that mean we were destined to be
together, that I was the next gemini on the list.
Did that mean that the stars had already decided long
ago, or was it all just a tease,
Meant to lead me astray.
He shook his head in disbelief as he looked at me.
He almost couldn’t believe it himself.
You know, and you’re all so similar.
Love to travel, Athletic (Really? Me?),
You want to change the world,
Well maybe he didn’t say that last one,
I just wished it.
Did that make me just like the others?
Just another gemini?
or were all the others
just a dry run
For me.

I believe

I believe
In love, spirit, and laughter;
In the human soul, and its subtle way of
leading to the stillness within.
In the beauty of the imperfect; and in
the perfection of everything that is discarded
and called unworthy.

I believe
in the sliver of divinity in each of us;
That our reflections are not in the mirror —
And with a glimmer of recognition,
and willingness,
you can see yourself
in another.

I believe
in divine dichotomy —
That I am everywhere and yet I am nowhere;
That the seconds are ticking
but the clock has stopped;
That in order to get closer to someone,
you must focus with greater presence,
on yourself.

I believe
that there can be drama without trauma,
love without fear,
and hope without delusion.

I believe
that pain provides a pathway, that sheds
light on the fragmented parts of us —
and that tears remove
what the body
no longer needs to remember.

I believe
that there are symbols that steer us,
numbers that show us
an order beyond what we can conceive.
That we construct our own realities, and that
the truth is as we see it.