By Trace Maddox

Ego (letting go)

This is a complementary poem that works with the previous “Ego (holding on).” This poem explores the freedom found in letting go of the stories we tell ourselves. In turn, we become the YES to it all.

Ego (holding on)

New poem on how the constriction of the self is caused by our attachment to the stories we think define who we are.

Dairy

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret has been such an influential documentary for me. This is a poem that has come out as a result of a growing strive to protect Mother Earth. Give it a watch on Netflix.

Free-Write

I don’t know quite what to say in times like these. Obviously, it is important to fight and speak against racism, that’s not quite what I am getting at (in terms of subject matter). It also feels weird to post something not exactly related to what is happening in our world right now because that’s all everyone is talking about and for good reason. We need to keep talking about racism and police brutality. However, sometimes I feel like I have to say something when I don’t, but I am learning to quiet down. To sit. To listen. To be…

The “Dream”

In our current climate (that has been happening for thousands of years), I turn to the words and life of Ta-Nehisi Coates to better my understanding of the black experience in America — something I will never fully understand. I will seek to use my privilege against the pillaging of black bodies.

John & Yoko

John Lennon and Yoko Ono are some of my heroes. They stood for peace, love, justice, and a deep connection to everyone. I hope you enjoy this poem about one of their famous peace offerings.

Easter (a poem on The Cosmic Dance)

Here is an “Easter” poem. It explores the notion that our universe has always been about death and resurrection — we’re all dancing as one. We’re all dying as one. We’re all resurrecting as one. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading! Much love.

The Great Motivator

This too will pass. Enjoy the new poem! Take some time for yourself today and focus on each breath, that’s all there is.