formal attire for congruency fluency

Posted by on 07.11.10 | 13 Comments
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The things I sometimes omit

from difficult dialogues

could choke a fair-to-middlin’ sized bulldozer.

These omissions are rarely overt.

But still they plague me:

Could I have been more clear?

More direct?


I once lived in an artistic rural community in Colorado

where there was a goodly amount

of living off the grid.

A community event that called for ‘formal’ attire was subtitled:

come with body,


and clothes all simultaneously clean.

Maybe I need to call for ‘formal’ attire

at any truth-telling party to which I’m invited:

A clean heart,

a clear mind

and an unfettered voice = truth-telling with wisdom and compassion.

for Tom

Collage done June 2009

Thanks to our friend JP/Deb of Jane Poet – La Poessie Sur Une Mission for this week’s One Single Impression prompt: overt. Thanks, Deb for the prompt, and the outstanding poem and image you posted to your own prompt!




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