When Men Are Pigs

When men are pigs, what choice do women have? There are many choices including oinking back. For me, I know that often my choice has been to let go of myself so that I can keep some semblance of a man/pig in my life and doing so without acknowledging or confronting the lousy choice I just made for me.

God to My Goddess

I want the King to my Queen, the Horned God for my Goddess. The man who I can trust to yield my neck.The man who will accept the whiteness of my belly.The man who will protect me with fierce loveAnd defend me with loyal action. He comes fully alive in my presenceAnd embraces me with …

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Your Bags Came Packed

Your bag came packed to my door.

You offered several choices

And by the time you walked through

The contents was opened and relinquished

Unneeded on the floor.

Holding Still Diamond Reflection by Cheryl Marlene

Holding Still, Diamond Reflection

The holding still while staying open is incredibly difficult. I wake to feel kisses on the back of my neck and the warm breath of Him. But this is a Him that has not yet physically appeared in my life.

Dating Rumi in the Kitchen by Cheryl Marlene

Dating Rumi in the Kitchen

I?ve recently had a change of location from the dance floor to the kitchen. Which is to say that I have changed my approach to this motion in my life called online dating. Why? Well ?.. new energy in me seeks a new metaphor for this my sacred search.

For much of the last 18 months I?ve done the online dating routine seeing myself engaged in a dance of sorts. The swaying rhythm of this back and forth motion has always had the feeling of dance: lead, follow, step, step, quick step, slow. Sometimes wallflower, though occasionally he and I make it to the dance floor for a slow waltz — even a couple of sizzling hot Salsas.

Sugar Kisses

Sugar Kisses I want my sugar in sweet kisses and lollipop tongues across my skin.   I want my frosting in layers between you and me, With cake as the bed for our passion.   I want more sweet whispered in my ears and heavenly manna sprinkled in my mouth.   Let the pie in …

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Creeping White Lies

Have you ever had a profound moment of clarity squeeze through in just one heart beat? The kind of instant awareness in which something gnawing at you breaks free and springs into your consciousness without warning? You catch your breath realizing, “Oh! My goodness! Of course!” Clarity emerges. In that one heartbeat, you feel yourself …

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