Beyond the world of discovery that music has been for me, there was always the bigger world, the universe of questions about what we’re a part of, how it works, and how to best fit into the larger whole.

My love of words, a fascination with scientific, philosophical, and spiritual inquiry, and a quiet determination to learn how to be a better human (and a happier man) have led me on a path of shaping my experience, breath by breath, into poems.

Here are some of them.


October 24, 2023

My friend said to me:
“See with your heart!”,
her face alive with joy,
aglow with freedom.

My mind couldn’t understand
what her words were saying,
but my heart knew.

I will ask my heart
what this means,
again and again,
like a mantra,
until I know it too.

The Future Is Now

September 10, 2023

As I look out
on the city before me,
in this year of 2023
(a year of the wildest dreams
of my distant youth),
I see the present - a future
we could never have imagined.

The river of time does not flow
along the stream of our imaginings;
it winds through a myriad of dimensions
our linear minds will never follow.

Perhaps it is not our job to navigate,
but instead, to witness in each moment
the wonderment of the ride.

What We Think We Are

May 4, 2023

We are bigger
than we think we are,
than we think we are,
more resilient
than we think we are.

All that limits us
is what we think we are.


May 1, 2023

The story of your life
is not your life.

Let go of the story,
and let life share its riches with you,
one moment at a time.

what is

April 3, 2023

We struggle and strive
for that magical state
where everything will happen
the way it SHOULD happen

blind to the simple fact
that everything DOES happen
exactly as it should.

Life is not about our preferences.

It’s about what is.

god is

March 1, 2023

god is in a sunset,
and god is in a shoe.

god is in all living things,
and god is in me, too.

god is what sees through my eyes
and shows me what is true.

god is what I see around me,
and what I see in you.


February 1, 2023

I sit in meditation,
striving to be present,
while my cat sits before me,
always present.

Why strive so hard
to get your shit together,
when all you’ll ever get,
is a neater pile of shit?

Why not just let it go,
enjoying a moment,
however brief,
of being shitless?

and then…

December 15, 2022

(with gratitude to R. Crumb)

I had the epiphany
that I am free
of all the thoughts
that limit me

that I am connected
to everyone
and everything

and then
I did the dishes

All We Need

December 5, 2022

Why do we mythologize ourselves,
inventing little nuggets
of meaning and drama,
shaping our lives into the form
of a well-loved story?

Should it not be enough
that each one of us
is an inexplicable miracle,
in a universe of miracles?

Why explain the ineffable,
when accepting it with wonder
is all we really need?

such sweet sorrow

November 30, 2022

there is a certain
sublime surcease
in surrendering to sadness
to sit in succulent silence
serenely satisfied
by such sweet sorrow