10.17.2017

dare

Dare
to lean in
and feel this breath
against your skin
it will not cut you
like it does me.

10.12.2017

breaking


Outside the window,
rain falls silently .

Inside my ears,
a breaking heart pounds.

8.31.2017

growth

Realizing like the Cicada
that growth only comes
when you let go
of the past.

8.29.2017

making promises

Late summer sun
clings to the velvety underside
of stiff Magnolia leaves
making promises
autumn is bound to keep.

8.28.2017

desire

Autumn winds wind their way
through limbs
tangled branches swaying between
moon lit sheets and the musk
of earth's endless desire.

6.30.2017

old oak

Morning sun's fingers
stretching long across the lawn
do not reach me
here in the shade
of the old oak tree.

3.10.2017

Slender and elongated
her piney shoulders wrapped
in evergreen needles
a bouffant boa
swaying gracefully
in even the chilliest breeze.

3.08.2017

preserved

Pressing these moments
like flowers
in the pages of a book
that their color and beauty
may be timelessly
preserved.

3.06.2017

wind

pulls string taught,
hair loose,
kit high,
frees my thoughts
as the afternoon
rolls by.

3.04.2017

no boundaries

When neighbors spill
over yards and fences
one lawn becomes another
no ball ever lost
laughter without boundaries.

2.18.2017

so deep

There are places you touch
rhythms so deep only you
have played their notes.
I hold onto this truth
on long days
and dark nights.

2.16.2017

displaced

In science
displacement seemed so logical
a measurement of volume.
Yet ever since you left this world,
it has been near impossible to measure
just how many lives you touched
your volume immense
your displacement eternal.

1.15.2017

stirred

I live between
the creek and the tracks.
One moved by man
the other by nature.
And I in the middle
am stirred by both
on restless nights
when even the stars glide by.