ears are turned inward and souls remain in silence…

flying bird, nature, wings, life, inspiration
Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Phoenix Rising
Even though the road is unpaved
and filled with pot-holes,
covered with debris and branches;
with sharp angles to disrupt my journey,

yes, even though the road is unclear
and only the faintest of lights shine
to light the way —…


soar across the sky…

freedom, birds, animals, poetry on medium
Photo by Joe Cox on Unsplash

In the 1980s I was living with a friend in northeastern Washington state. He was a falconer and had a corner of his backyard reserved for orphaned birds. …


avoid the bunny runs…

skiing, motivation, life lessons, self improvement, reflection
Photo by Ben Koorengevel on Unsplash

I was recently watching a session on coaching and the presenter mentioned a ski-run, using it as a metaphor. Indicating that most people start with the “Bunny Run,” which is the beginning slope. …


ears are pricked to rapt attention…

demetria martinez, poetry on medium, john samora, activism
Demetria Martinez • ©John Samora

A few years back I went to a reading by a woman I didn’t know and had only heard about her through other poet friends of mine. The reader, Demetria Martinez (above), spoke with such passion, commitment, a force that I never forgot that…


sometimes a breakup can lead to a deeper understanding of each other…

red head, romance, relationship, poetry on medium
Photo by Tyler McRobert on Unsplash

After meeting a friend I dated a couple of times shortly after high school, I reconnected with that same person almost 40-years later and started a relationship that lasted 20-years until it didn’t. Shortly after we got back…


he was a man who had a life…

police, restraining a man, forceful, cops and robbers
Photo by ev on Unsplash

This is a poem I wrote when I became divorced and moved to Seattle. Within a very short time I discovered what life was like on First Avenue, a not very desirable section at the time (1982). It is based on true…


things shift in this time of gold and more gold…

fall colors, photography, autumn colors, golden tress
Autumn in Jemez, New Mexico. • ©Tim Anderson

As we moved from one season to another I was reminded of this poem by Mary Oliver, which easily ranks in my top 10 by this “natural” poet. Few in the past and I doubt many in the future will…


david whyte, poetry on medium, romance, intimacy, love
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

One of my favorite contemporary poets, David Whyte has a language of writing and presence that is truly unique.

I have been an admirer of his work for many years and have only recently begun a deeper appreciation. His understanding of the human condition in all its frailties should serve…


seven pearls from the edge…

big magic, elizabeth gilbert, romance, inspiration, love, life

As many of you also need from time to time, this past weekend I needed some refreshment time, a period where you just “look out the window — at nothing.”

In doing so, the name Elizabeth Gilbert popped into my head (I am sure it…


sometimes the cord is cut too soon!

intimacy, poetry on medium, lovers, romance, life lessons, life
Photo by Sammy Williams on Unsplash

Relationships are a challenge. More than once in my life I have “let go” too soon, only upon reflection to realize that maybe, just maybe, she was the “one.”

When I finally became an adult (at around 40!) I began to appreciate and…

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson is an Albuquerque writer/artist/photographer/blogger/publisher.

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