Get Up!

I am not my hair
Nor my excuses

I am not focused
on what I truly want

To believe


what awaits.

created by me in



This work is constant
And I fall down each day

How many times?

I fall down and I get up




A feeling of


spikes my drink



blame you

(life in general, or anybody close by)

for the push

Sometimes the wood creaks like my
and I fail to understand why I am here

At all!


You smile and send me a love note

The sun shines deep
erupting unexpected breath that feels like
ancient rites drawn like a two year old
in a smelly bat cave

The sound of Anne Queffelec brings the Satie to my Spirit

A fellow traveler reveals some forgotten benefit
to the glory of living/hallelujah

right here

on Sunset Drive

spiritual inklings itch and begin to blossom

A guardian angel in 4 inch heels with a swagger
so inviting I hear in a deep breath, hot and close to my right ear
“Sugar.. do you feel the rays of sensual becoming?”
“You feelin the desire you birthed a million times ova?”
“Oh baby,
come here and let me dance inside you”

and like relief on a stick …

I remember again!

I skip to the lu my darling and
fall flat on my ass

praying for another

“Why” to be answered.

Then I see her ascending to the heavens laughing
Like the 1970’s 7up commercial guy

“Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaaaa”

I begin to laugh too,

Right back to connection

to the vortex

to the covenant

to the holy trinity

I think:

“Just get up and dress your bloody knee..
and balm your sorry ass…

you can still walk”.

And I do.

Linaji 2011

Get Up!


Redwood City, United States

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and I mean Damn, this falling down and getting up
all the fargen time….
well I wrote about it.

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