Be Dragonfly

Jul 6, 2022

“Be Dragonfly” is the first new writing after arriving back home, as I recovered from COVID…and the fevered processing of the Ireland adventure. In some ways, I had hoped that I’d come back with some other-worldly download that would help me answer the question: “Now what?”

But no such luck.



How do I direct this life?

Straight as an arrow,

In an unknown direction?


Will passions die in the dust

Or be halted by a branch

Or pierce a beloved’s heart?


Restless, my middle name

Unsettled and un-soothed

Ambivalent and uncertain


An unsatisfied seeker

An unhealed healer

An unfinished final product?


Relentless and impatient

Acutely aware of dwindling time

My heart slips into contention


More determined and less tolerant

Of wasting and wanting

Of praying and hoping


When unexpectedly

Pulled from rancor and complaint,

Stopped dead in my tracks…


A dragonfly hovered before my eyes,

A winged whisper….

“Be dragonfly.”


“Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communications from the elemental world.”

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