Complete?

I plan to not retire
I still have big W Work to do
What’s yours? Is it complete?

:- Doug.

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Big W Work

My big W Work is bringing together
wives husbands parents
children Medicaid VA
nursing homes friends fun
& life

:- Doug.

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A new standard

A new standard
Maybe it’s twice as many poems a day
But really it’s bringing together more all

:- Doug.

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What does it mean to work on the all?

What does it mean to work on the all?
It means to bring together (that’s love, right?)
In mind and
In this corner of the world
To see us all together and do that

:- Doug.

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now we

I did that, now we do this ….

:- Doug.

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there you work

Where you think there you work.

:- Doug.

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“Not even my wife”

“The things I share with you I share with no one else, not even my wife.” We all need this sort of conversant, this sort of conversing. I want my wife to have such a person and conversing, too.

:- Doug.

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all-ward

Outward inward all-ward
A journey
Truth beauty goodness
All the is-ing

:- Doug.

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Trust gives little progress

Trust gives little progress
Arms to safely catch you
Stepping out needs risk
Too much risk

:- Doug.

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thinking on the whole?

Who are the people thinking—working—on the whole?

:- Doug.

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Not not doing

It’s not that I am not doing it
It’s that I could be doing more

:- Doug.

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Unresolved

The unresolved
The unsolved
Am I

:- Doug.

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Trust is less

Trust is less a key
To human progress
Than risk

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1445–I only have energy for the whole

Footprints in the Windsm # 1445

I only have energy for the whole; no small intentions, no partials: around ego or individual things like money or fame or world class business. I am looking for people—6 others—with a focus on the whole, sensitivity, accuracy of expression, presence, reflectiveness—all these and more is necessary. The world has been put into our hands.


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After tragedy

After tragedy people pull together
—together is love, yes?—
Is the same true in crisis?
Could we simulate crisis with risk?
Somehow this comes again at the juncture
Of your surest fulfillment
and the world its

:- Doug.

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I don’t want to write truth

I don’t want to write truth
I want to find the edges of it
Where it is alive, exploring, out finding

:- Doug.

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The call on my life

The call on my life
At the intersection of
My joy
And the work
The world needs

:- Doug.

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My long suit

My long suit is long conferences.

:- Doug.

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Your Risk-filled Now

Friend, into Your Risk-filled Now.

:- Doug.

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Will you risk?

What is the role of risk in conversing? This is Harrison Owen’s “yesterday” and the urgency others write about. Perhaps to a higher temperature. We have an urgency, but if it does not approach crisis, we are not willing to risk even 2 ½ days to address it. Risk then is something to raise head-on, something that stirs the blood of doers.

Will you risk coming?

Will you risk the time of your best and brightest? Will you risk their engagement? Will you risk unexpected outcomes? These are life and death risks—do not do this if you are faint of heart.

:- Doug.

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We’re not all after money

We’re not all out after putting money in our pockets. Most of us have in mind a larger.

:- Doug.

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Our world is at such a crisis

Our world is at such a crisis
(Our world is ever at crisis)
That we must risk all

:- Doug.

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A world class business

A world class business
Is to an orientation toward the whole
As magic
Is to mysticism
—One seeks to gain, the other give

:- Doug.

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