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.

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

Cogito ergo sum

November 21, 2022

I think,
therefore I am,
but I am not
what I think.

And the more I think,
the less I remember
what I really am.


September 26, 2022

The boat you float in
isn’t real.

It is held together
with your resistance.

Give in,
and let the water take you.

It is where you came from.

It is your home.

You don’t need to float
above the water.

You ARE the water.