small potatoes

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”~Martha Graham

I am a mere


in a bucket

a teeny tiny

minnow in a grand ocean,

I am a blip

a hiccup

in a rippling eternity

yes, I am very small


this limited and flawed

(sometime fraud)


ephemeral, forgettable

sometimes a dud, and also

a paradox

because like you

I am potential

pulsing transition

a limited edition

ineffable, not replicable

embodied possibility

and with acrobatic hearts

we can cartwheel kindness

spangle dreams

cascade grace

across a rippling eternity

changed forever

by our echoing trace

(how ’bout them French fries?)

From the archives. Written awhile ago…and the message bears repeating.  However limited and inconsequential we may feel we are, we and what we have to offer are wondrously unique.  And we need to share ourselves with an always hungry world, as  modern dance pioneer Martha Graham famously advised. Shine on!












Photo credit-Top–Daniel Eugene Photography




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