Diana Raab


A Creative Bath


The mudslides promise lotuses
as I wait for month for their arrival.

The birds rarely peeking through
olive skinned surfaces.

I feel a rumbling
as I devour books for direction.

Seeking solitude for healing
but suddenly am pulled to soul survivors.

There’s a simmering beneath my surface
one that avoids superficiality

and craves with a seeker’s curiosity
what lies on forbidden paths.

My psyche is bathing in a creative bath
bubbles of unknown origin—
some to evaporate, others to blossom.

There continues to be unknowns
or whether mud bestows
our community with beautiful lotuses.





Diana Raab, PhD is an award-winning author, poet, and speaker. She’s the author of 9 books and has been widely published in national journals and anthologies. Her two latest books are Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life and Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal. Website: www.dianaraab.com