7.04.2014

Rather certain that reclining
in the cool breeze blowing
across the tree shaded patio
is about as close to heaven
as I'll ever be on earth.

6.02.2014

all

all my lazy summer nights
crisp autumn afternoons
warm winter dreams and
long spring mornings are
summed up in
your eyes
your arms

4.13.2014

embracing spring

bringing forth life from the still
recently frozen grown is
muddy, rainy, windy work
hazy with pollen and the sweet aroma
of bright blossoms, chirping, and the
relentless laughter of children
springing forth with all of the chaos
that nature so understandingly embraces

1.24.2014

swirling

you, in a small dark sea
cells structuring, nature working
out miracles too great for
my mind to fathom

I can't wait till you come up for breath
and lock eyes for the first time
what incomprehensible mysteries
you hold for me

9.22.2013

Hinges creak under the weight of the swinging door
as early autumn breezes tumble in.
They mingle with the cedar lined scent of your humidor
then against the warmth of clove and cinnamon rising
from my porcelain cup.
 Promises fall on content hearts.

8.27.2013

An early evening jog around the block
becomes
a trek down memory lane
as
the sweet smell of hot frying donuts
takes
me back to a bakery counter in Poland
then
nostrils flare as the crisp scent of charcoal
brings
memories of marshmallows and campfire Smores
until
the cold smell of damp soil mixed with rain
returns
me to childhood nights on the lawn staring at the stars
and
I am home again.  

8.21.2013

still too deep

doggedly casting stones
into the dark abyss
wishing the waters would somehow
be shallow enough to reflect the grey clouds
that roll endlessly above
but i am forced to face
the relentless depths of this chasm
and my grief