July 20, 2019

Healing Stones

crystal or stone healing is a kind of therapy some people believe in
you put them in nearby places like by your bed or your pc or your liquor bottles
or in your car...anywhere you spend a lot of time and can be around them 
or on your person to help create positive energy wherever you go
which in theory gets rid of negative energy
you can hold them in your hand 
to draw out the energy of the stone…
they say to put them in a bath to charge the water while you relax in it…
just make sure they’re not electrical stones--only use acoustic 
hold them or put them in front of you when meditating…
crystals/stones aren’t magic but some say they can promote an inner feeling 
of harmony, strength, and rising spirit, uh, ok I'll go with that 
let them recharge their energy by putting them in the sun…
just like we can get energy and wellness from spending some time in the sun…
there are three castes of stones
cut stones which are like gemstones 
they’re the most expensive
you probably don’t need that
tumblestones can be found easily so they’re not so much
they're like polished stones
raw stones aren't shiny like tumblestones 
but emit the same amount of power so they say
some say bigger, more expensive stones are better, but that just ain’t true
it’s the feeling you get from a stone that matters
some say a certain stone is good for this, and another for that…
sounds like a marketing gimmick to get you to buy a lot of them
if you like a stone and it makes you feel good…
that’s what it’s all about
that’s all you need and it can be used for multiple things…
maybe get a few that you find attractive and go with that…
and that is what you need to know about healing stones
I once found a stone in the shape of New Hampshire so there’s that

July 18, 2019

Cousin

had a cousin
almost a decade older than me I think
when I was a wee lad living in an imaginary world
we’d play catch in his front yard the times we’d come over to visit
had a jukebox that didn’t work much on his back porch 
Bob Dylan, The Standells, Paul & Paula
he was always working on it
seemed like a good guy
swimming in their pool, bologna sandwiches with mayonnaise and lettuce
that was the standard lunch those days
his older brother became a commercial airline pilot
what’s your zip code
his middle brother was quite the athlete
never was there--don’t think i ever met him
his parents joked that the youngest
was the fourth most popular sibling out of the three
jerk parents
he never found his niche
washed out of the Army in a few months 
served time in North Carolina for selling drugs to some undercover man
served time in Joliet, Illinois for something i don’t know what
drifters drift and he drifted
died young from something drug related
seemed like a good guy

July 16, 2019

The Friendly Skies

breakfast is a bacon and egg skillet
cantaloupe and grapes
and two double scotches
airplanes are great like that
happy happy happy
greatest flight ever 
listened to the in-flight entertainment
seasons in the sun, like a rolling stone
don’t you forget about me
miles davis, thelonious monk
classical I don’t even know what it was
but it was relaxing
some more scotch why not?
8 hours and I don’t care
I could fly forever--plane or no plane
and now rain delays our touchdown
like 10 or 12 planes
flying next to us colorful rocket ships
zooming past us, over us, under us
airborne subway trains in the sky
kinda frightening
I hope they all know we’re up here