Need to Retreat

When the mind is full of turmoil and you know the path to peace you want to embark on the journey feverishly. I had planned on going to a couple months of Buddhist solitary retreats but then the pandemic happened and Buddhist temples canceled their events. Now I find myself watching virtual teachings and wishing…

Mental State Update #rant

My Mental State Part of me wants to write a poem. It's quicker and more brief. Full of metaphors, it may even give you a glimpse of everything in my mind. I may still do this. Time will decide. For now, I think its best to update everyone with a blog post. At the beginning…

Long Distance Affection #poetry

Long Distance Affection by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/28/2020 A river of thoughts they run through our headsEverything is right until it’s beats outside of our heart beats insteadPeople dance around the irrevocable truthThinking I’m nuts for believing in things aboveI want to be real, less fake, and see peaces’ doves I’m a reality than no…

Drowning Down #poetry

Drowning Down by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/27/2020 I jumped in to water freezing coldLet all the air out to sink like a stoneI worry not if I reach the bottomDrowning doesn’t seem to be a botherThere’s a quiet in this water so dark and deepI’m already wet my eyes don’t sting or weepWhen I finally…