Free Flow


Yeah buddy

Ms. K has this really cool book with graphs. They’re circular and show different totals. The human circles are like this big. But the beetles ones take up like two full pages.

He’s spitting, free flowing, a volcano of knowledge of the world about to blow

Squirrels sweat through their feet.

Hawaii has no seagulls.

I like to play the water is lava, except you have to avoid it by just moving backwards.

It’s not much, really. All I’ve done is given space, a container in which to share.

Not fixing, just sitting. Looking him in the eye.

Moments like these feel so easy when they happen, the challenge is to open up and create the space. To build presence, as a habit.

The scientific name for gorillas is gorilla gorilla.

That last one is the one that makes him giggle.

Published by Radutti

Teaching in Ha Noi, screwing things up daily but surviving to write about it. ...everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

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  1. thank you for this fast-flowing, tone-shifting meditation. I really like the idea of the container–it strikes me as the hardest task for a creative writing project sometimes. What container will best serve this idea?


  2. You have used the imagery so well. The metaphorical sentence works very well ;
    ” All I’ve done is given space, a container in which to share.” Sometimes you just have to wait and it will all ‘flow’. You were a good audience!


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