Fantastic Things

Jennifer Simpson
2 min readMar 25, 2024

A Poetic Provocation

Photo by Efe Kurnaz on Unsplash

A few days ago, I released the the seventh segment of the KOAN method for download. In it, I explore how to build common good solutions that go beyond “winning the day” to build a beyond-bullying world.

This segment also includes another original poem that invites us to lean into curiosity, welcome uncertainty, and explore all manner of fantastic things.

Where will the fantastic take you?

Fantastic Things. June 15, 2021.

Life sometimes

Often, even

Surprises us

With its vagaries.

When we resign

Ourselves to


Company arrives.

When we give up

On our dreams

They refuse

To give up on us.

When we determine

To accept

Whatever comes,

Abundance arrives at last.

If it strikes us as irony

That letting go

Draws us near

To our heart’s desire,



Jennifer Simpson

An artist, poet, leader, lover, daughter, sister, and mother living in Boulder, Colorado. Owner and CEO at Integrated Work. Author of the KOAN method.