Untitled V.

You are not a street among crowds Dry face, dismantled soul, Crumpled time. I write to you because You are a sweet something, Hatched from nothing, A beginning contained in another, That knows you do not end in yourself. Never be less than you are. Remember that real love soars On lifted hearts, Scrapes your … Continue reading Untitled V.

The Yin

It’s an atypical Sunday. And it began that way. I guzzled my morning coffee at a Monday’s pace, determined to squeeze in a 3-mile run before a brief, but intrusively scheduled, work meeting. So much for a day of solace. As I scrolled through emails and checked alerts on my phone, I came across a … Continue reading The Yin

Captain’s Welcome

Bags tagged Watered and welcomed Routine checked At the gate All overhead bins are now full Ladies and gentlemen, from the flight deck This is your captain Take off is imminent Landing inevitable For the next 8 hours and 20 minutes At flight level 3-7-0 You have permission To roam about the cabin When the … Continue reading Captain’s Welcome

Arrival

Flaps flare Seated Stowed Ears deaf to the drum Of the skyline Stamping Beneath the jet engines’ roar Swollen feet fidget Clamoring for disembarkation Anxious bodies are restless to depressurize Please have your documents ready Another 767 Lurches to the gate (The baby in 2C is finally asleep.) Seatbelts: Off Landing lips: On Additional translation … Continue reading Arrival

Read the Room

Up-sell Cross-sell Engage Connect Assess their needs Sell to their needs You have no needs Your needs are their needs   Smile Role-play Turn on the charm Deep breath Confident face Ready? Am I speaking? I hear myself Am I smiling enough? Be assertive I’m not flirting, am I? Close the deal. Isn’t that why … Continue reading Read the Room