Moving up a level in the game

Life is long

If we are lucky.

Days blur

Weeks passing like high speed trains

The refrain of which

Echo in habits and cycles and a great deal of internal conversation

The human mind regurgitates ideas like a cow chewing cud

The same song, words, stuff goes around and around

Yet out of all this oblivion

Arise Pivotel moments

You might experience half a dozen small eruptions when you think

“I have got to change”

“I must“

But change doesn’t happen

Or it does

But is not lasting

Then there are moments

Soft as a cats paw sneaking

Silent as a flower head



Pivotel moments

When you walk through an open door

And never go back

To the way you were before

Like wind to the sails in the midst of doldrums

Search the horizon for those moments

When they arrive

Jump on

Enjoy the rise

Your next level has arrived

*and after seemingly an interminably long time striving – when the moment arrives, it is as easy, effortless and surprising as a natural unfurling of intention.

11 thoughts on “Moving up a level in the game

  1. I love this photo. I have been meaning to tell you I read your poetry book and loved it. I’m two stories in on your collection. The first one is hilarious and it’s nice to read humor in literary work. Loved the ending of Conclusions. Very nice! Will report in as I read more. Are you working on a novel did I see??

    • Hi Lynn that’s great that you loved the poetry book – I’m releasing another one shortly. The shorts are a bit of fun and a good way to compile some stories for a friend who loved my writing group submissions. I am in the final stages of a tweens book – an extension of a short story with a character that would not go away. I read all sorts of genres so it doesn’t seem odd to me to write all sorts of genres. My poetry though, I just enjoy it so much and learn as I write it as if some wise interior part of me is explaining it to my human distracted everyday self.

      • Hi Kate–like a novella then, eh?? 🙂 Do you do all this artwork, too? You are multi-talented. I also read a lot of genres and I’m working on a crossover literary sort of fantasy thing. But I’d mostly call you a literary writer. I really enjoy your work. I’ve been working a bit now, slowly getting back into it–much of it inspired by you! I write very little poetry–a tiny bit of prose. Poets always intimidate me, (even though my work is quite language and character-driven and I’m often accused of being “poetic” by reviewers or some my mentors).

      • I’m glad you are getting back into writing – it is an amazing way to explain things to yourself, I cannot imagine being without it now. I don’t know many other poets personally though I have read a great deal of poetry. Diversity is life – be like the plants and realise you bloom in your own way with your own distinctive foliage. Don’t put too much pressure on the outcome – allow yourself to write rubbish – sometimes the mud has to be drawn out before the water becomes clear. It’s a process

    • I remember reading Laura Mckowen saying that she suddenly realised that “I never have to do that again” about drinking alcohol and it was such a relief to her. She wrote a book “we are the luckiest” which I should read, I have been following her on Instagram for years anyway…off topic… sort of… yes once you finally move past a certain habit or behaviour it is freeing u til then, you’re stuck in the cycle.

      • Thank you for sharing, I will look her up. I had that same thought after giving birth for the 4th time. I knew I was done and could never say that before.

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