MINDFULNESS | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine


My thoughts

I observe
An abundant river.

The past
And future

Are persistent myths
Sinking in sand

While I eclipse
God of the orchard

Where peace and justice
Sing like birds.

My soul is a map
Hiding beneath mind.

Mind is a
Storm simulation

Of thick clouds

On the tongues
Of angels

Deepening green,

In a single gaze.



Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.