early autumn breezes
tug at my tresses

marigold petals
dance by my feet

the patio bench
glides in steady rhythm

but I lose everything

to the cooing child
asleep on my chest



after every desert, a refreshing rain
after every night, a cool morning dew
after every battle, a reawakening
so thankful that you are part of my today
ever grateful that you continue to be a part
of my tomorrows



when you were just a hope, just a whisper
just a pulsing bean on a grainy screen
when you were slowly forming, daily growing,
as fast as my belly, appetite and dreams
when you were months, then weeks, even days away
you were so very much wanted
i pray that you will always feel that way



Sparkling KT

Some people gaze at the distant stars in wonder
others dance among the stars in rapture.
Delighted to have found the latter
in a genuine and vibrant friend!


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.



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


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