February 9, 2020
Since the first dawn,
Wisdom awakened as Queen,
ancient as time and veiled in mystery.
All tried to keep her in sight...
December 16, 2019
I heard David Whyte read his poems seven years ago
and again recently.
Now, as then, he spoke of his dear friend
and fellow poet, John O’Donohue, long since dead.
Deep missing was evident in David’s stories;
I could feel it in between the lines of his verse.
October 28, 2019
Maple Tree calls to me.
Her enchantment lifts my eyes
beyond my electronic screen.
And I do.
The lush green of summer
giving way to autumn color.
From the tips of the branches,
working its way
toward the trunk,
the chloroform life is pulling
October 4, 2019
Uncovered and cold,
worn thin, about to corrode,
I stumble through life’s gray days.
Kneeling in desperation,
frantic for a breath of consolation,
I expose my heart to divinity and beg:
Penetrate me with silky peace;
wrap me in love’s comforting fleece.
Mold my broken pieces i...
August 28, 2019
for Janey on her 47th birthday
“Lick, drink, suck,”
my big sis and I instructed the tequila novice
seated at the card playing table.
As sisters we lifted, tipped, and threw back
colorful shot glasses in unison,
sealing a bond that surpasses DNA.
In between hands dealt and cra...
August 23, 2019
I have never aspired to be
or an astronaut
or the president.
I have dreamed to wake up as
a Wild Flower.
A wild flower
with vibrant Poppy hues and Golden Rod’s unkempt leaves;
Bold as Black-Eyed Susan and independent as Meadow Sage;
Boasting the delicate, unpredictab...
August 9, 2019
Today is the day.
Today is the day
you bury your husband -
the love of your days,...
May 24, 2019
Thoughts of you float forward
sitting in stillness
walking in silence
laying in darkness....
April 17, 2019
Not chocolate or ice cream or meat,
not alcohol or cigarettes or cussing,
none of these.
It seems I have given up sleep for Lent.
Or, at least it has given up on me.
The recipe used to be easily created:
lay on side, rest head on pillow,
close eyes, drift off.
I still fo...
February 14, 2019