Pounce Playfully on Your Pathos
(poem from dreamtime)
I stand up,
you stand up,
we all stand up
for our sad ass stories.
we all long
Let’s love each other into freedom.
Again and again.
As many times as it takes.
Pounce playfully on your pathos!
Grab her by the ankles,
turn her upside down
and give a great shake!
rubbish clattering to the floor and evaporating.
Dropped from the jaws of your liberator,
bounce back to the bed
and revel in this new morning!
Last week I had a dream that made me laugh, set me free and inspired this poem. In the dream, a friend was lying on the bed whining about how sad her life was. I pounced on her (playfully, with love!) and grabbed her by the ankles and picked her up as easily as if she were a rag doll and gave her a great shake! She laughed and shrieked and got lighter and lighter and when I tossed her gently back on the bed, she giggled and bounced with delight.
Waking up, I immediately saw myself as all the parts of this dream. Continue reading