July 13, 2018

No Regrets

Lauren Taub Cohen

Gusts of self-doubt swirl

within my cavernous mind

and the thick sludge of stagnancy 

weighs heavily upon my heart.

Did I think it wo...

June 21, 2018

I began this poem in a doctor's office while reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I found myself having to re-read sentences,...

Finding Space In-Between

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The fizz of excitement

courses through my body

with uncorked ebullience

as the wild rush

of creative rapture

ensues.

T...

April 25, 2018

Up until recently, the word equanimity had left me feeling a bit befuddled. I had understood equanimity on an intellectual level but not a visceral one. In...

March 26, 2018

You can imagine my delight when Dr. Rick Hanson asked me if he could read "A Teachable Moment" aloud to his class at Spirit Rock! Talk about taking in the g...

December 31, 2017

I woke up at 4:30am this morning to the whispered sound of this poem's first line. And so, in the dark, I quietly scrambled through my nightstand in search...

September 30, 2017

I started this poem back in August but only recently completed it. I had come across the following quote from Nietzsche in the book Round Around With A Frid...

September 16, 2017

Sustenance

by Lauren Taub Cohen

It was an unconscious choice

I made

to feast on your memory

and starve the emptiness

that threatened to consume 

me.

...

June 20, 2017

Mirroring the Light

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The setting sun

spills its splendor

across the soft, receiving sand

and I study how the light intensifies

when pressed ag...

June 18, 2017

Long Island Summers

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The sweet and sudden smell

of waffle cones combined

with the saccharine scent of

ice cream causes a smile to melt

across...

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