February 21, 2020

You like the world to take you seriously,

            so you are often serious.

Not stern or harsh, but not goofy either.

More quiet, thoughtful. Reflective.

When the door locks

            us in for the night,...

August 9, 2019

Today is the day.

Today is the day

            you bury your husband -

                        the love of your days,...

February 14, 2019

The edging light commands

          the lined rock to dance

          in orange and pink hues

          as the Arizona sun sinks behind the mesa.


December 16, 2018

Everywhere I look

I see

unexpected partners

dancing as one:

Even streams of golden light and

Rolling river waves;

Improvising wind, unable to keep a constant beat and

Steadily swaying blades of grass;

Measured tree branches conservative in their movement and

Dashing birds, alig...

August 23, 2018

Some say

         love is red as a rose,

         tastes like dark chocolate while sipping deep red wine.

         It is holding hands and gazing at stars.

Amazingly, verses of love a...

May 9, 2018

On National Religious Brother’s Day,

I wished happy greetings

to the Brother whom I adore.

While they could have been priests,

Brothers choose a simpler life -

one of service and community.

This particular Brother truly embodies

the Brothers’ charism, so kind and gentle.

How c...

April 27, 2018

Today is the birthday

of Mother.

My thoughts wander

backward in time…

I am wrapped with her tenderness,

the smell of her love;

Reminded of her soft corners,

how easily my body cradled within hers.

Her abundance of care for me and my sisters,

we thought common.

Now I know the tru...

February 22, 2018

Red, red is the color

of my true love’s fleece.

With long sleeves to warm his strong arms,

the fleece gets pulled over his graying hair

at the end of most every workday

and each weekend morning.

An almost decade-long love affair

with this soft apparel has comforted his tender...

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