9.05.2010

morning

scampering squirrels gathering their morning meal
late summer sun uncurls its toes
dewy grasses rise, refreshed again
another day is born.

9.04.2010

bewitchıng

blushing russet, and vermilion tinged leaves
attest autumn's bewitchıng has begun
as maple, oak, and ash
succumb
to her hypnotic charm

9.03.2010

the teacher

deftly traveling
the slope of the student's
written landscape
she
suggests shadows and pigments
and rays of the harvest moon
with only a fine tip pen

8.21.2010

shells

she collects shells
for their colors
rich texture
and the stories they tell

i collect words
for many of the same reasons

raw

spent
exhausted
mind worn raw
a dry desert suddenly aware
of thirst
hunger
and the need to feel

8.07.2010

hope

the darkness over head
isn't always a night sky
and the weight I bear
isn't always my own
the arms that lift me up
aren't always mine
but the sun that rises with each tomorrow
is forever my hope

8.01.2010

deep

reminding myself to take deep breaths
and saturate my senses
eliminating shallow moments
in an abundant world

7.17.2010

first dance

watching them twirl across the floor
for the first as husband and wife
I fall in love all over again
with you for the rest of my life

7.16.2010

raindrops

these words
like raindrops
at times a light drizzle
at times a strong torrent
cleanse, purge, refresh, bring life

3.16.2010

quilting

diligently stitching together
memories of our early years
so that faded with time
they will wrap themselves around us
and never be further
than this very moment

1.03.2010

stars

motionless
beneath thick darkness
pierced only by
remote stars
a familiar voice
"I
still put the stars
in your hands."

1.01.2010

2009

She wrapped herself in a velvet thick cloud as she prepared to depart. Perhaps she desired to cover our eyes as a one would a small child's to the pains and losses of the year past, or perhaps she pulled the veil over our eyes to retain the wonders of the year ahead. Maybe, just maybe, she wanted to leave as mysteriously as she had arrived.