10.30.2016

umbrella

The falling rain 
didn't fall on her,
dampen her spirits 
or break her heart.
For she sat beneath 
the sunshine
of her own umbrella.

distant places

Your familiar voice
takes me to distant places
exotic and unknown.



10.29.2016

little space

The music came strong and swift
so that she could barely
keep her breath and feet
in time with his
leaving little space
to sort through the
what if and what could be
drowning her in what was.

10.27.2016

engrossed

She was so engrossed
in living life
that she never
got around to
writing it all down.

creases

Her head rolls back with laughter
revealing creases,
decades of lines that tell of
childhood dreams,
young love and
grown up heartache all
finding peace with time.

10.23.2016

growing younger

Driving with the top down,
radio up, 
stars above,
world behind,
growing younger by the moment.

10.22.2016

taffeta leaves

While Autumn's winds
had us tugging on sweaters
and wrapping in scarves
she was busy
shedding floral baubles
and rustling taffeta leaves.


10.21.2016

humility

The winds came strong, swift
and unexpectedly
shaking fruit from the tree
until all that was left
was strong and honest and true
bearing the sweet scent of humility.

10.20.2016

eavesdropping

The moon hung lazy and low
listening in, eavesdropping,
on their conversation.
They had so much to say
and all the time in the world to say it.

10.19.2016

guitar

He found himself inside
the familiar velvet lined
leather case
guitar in hand
a pick in his teeth
and yesteryear didn't seem
so far away.

10.16.2016

fade away

Do you want to dance
a little closer
a little slower
a little longer
until this whole world
fades away.

10.15.2016

maple syrup

Early morning sun
thick as maple syrup.
Amber washing over
yesterday's transgressions.
And I am free
to begin again.

10.14.2016

My Child


When you opened your eyes
I closed mine
to a world gone senseless and wild.
I hold you closely in my arms
for you are the meaning of life
my child.

10.11.2016

linger

Spice scented sweater
rough against my cheek.
Clouds like breath linger
over this field -
empty save the crows,
cawing, calling you away.

spellbound

Your breath over me is a song
so sweet and soft and redeeming;
I don't dare open my eyes
and break this spell.

tangled

Fingers and dreams
tangled in thick, red,
tumbling hair
with no reason
to break free.

10.09.2016

weightless

Lifting lighter and higher
leaves, feathers, clouds in the sky.
We rise; we fly weightless,
limitless,
together.

Shrouded

Shrouded in ashes
gray and papery and blowing
thick and dark as the clouds
above.

10.08.2016

love

When love crowds out the chaos.
There is still pain,
there is still loss,
there is just comfort and hope
that you don't have to do this alone. 
  

10.07.2016

falling

While others were learning to fly
she was learning to fall
endlessly, fearlessly
into the grass, her future
the unknown.

10.06.2016

the train

The whistle blows
the train rolls
the steel tracks clang.
Time stands still
on this dark night
as we meet again.

10.04.2016

on her toes

Standing on her toes
she plants kisses
soft, and sweet
and fleeting
on his cheeks,
his lips, his brow.

friction

Rocking beneath your bow
a string taut with tension,
I find melodious release
in perfectly tuned fifths.
This friction my song.

10.02.2016

80s

When a closet full of
slouch socks, Jelly shoes, Swatch watches,
Pound Puppies, Trapper Keepers and Care Bears
fell into her side ponytailed, teased high bangs,
Walkman wearing, Atari playing, Lite Brite
illuminated Sunday Disney movie watching lap,
she knew it was time to put on INXS and
roll out on her roller skates like some Dot Matrix paper.