She spent half of her life wearing the same pair of shoes. When she first saw them, they were dazzling… full of promise (and promises!) Tightly laced and polished, glistening […]
How do you keep the wind upon your face? Like love, it lightly kisses your cheek, and is swept away. She led me into a field covered with green, where […]
That I could walk in peace, though past sins grieved, Or look upon the morning sun with relative ease. My path is writ in time sharpened stones, and I cannot […]
We had often walked upon warmer, infinite sands
Pressing our bare heels into the foaming wetness.
But one set of footprints are swept away too quickly
Swallowed by the receding tides of love.
But I do know that there is no single
“Should have done” or “could have done”
Or “did” or “didn’t do”
That would have changed that why.
All that love could do was left undone.
Letting go of regrets is not some passive undertaking. Regret is a weight that anchors us in the past, rendering the future as unobtainable. Letting go takes courage and lots […]
When the sun sets, when its dying rays filters through my bedroom window I get the full brunt of this powerful star. It is beautiful and blinding. I feel its […]
All the dreams I dreamtWill vanish like the morning fogWhen at last I awaken,And something tells me that day is come. Still that final goodbye echoes fresh—Oh, how we, both […]
We speak in the soft, cordial tones of defeat
the air hanging heavy and silent between us.
Neither of us could hear the babbling brook
gently washing away the last remnants of hope.
It all beganwith the glowing green meadows;cool, dew-moistened blades of grasssoftly pressed into the shape of a young boy’s naked feet running frivolous and joyousin the backyards of my innocence. […]
Each night within my folded dreams You come to me, or so it seemsMy heart beats then a thousand timesIn aching rhythm, in broken rhyme But when the morning sun […]
I have no thought of future love – That’s a bridge I’m not ready to cross… I need time yet to heal From the pain that I feel For the […]
Photo Credit: Jeff Jones, Photographer (image of his daughter, Valerie) Skin softly bleached like the Southern twilight freckle-kissed face ‘neath the Ozark ‘s skylight fire-red locks and curls tossed by […]
We are imperceptibly bound by the common chords of our humanity; colored threads weaving a rich tapestry of shared experience. Our similitude outshines our differences, ineradicable and glistening; certain […]
I love you best in morning… In that quiet hour before the sun fully rises and the shadows of the night linger possessively; as I lie motionless beside you […]
A Sunni mother silently watches: overhead, a gathering of scavenging ravens paints the dusky sky above the broken bodies of her three children. Bewilderment mixed with horror and beauty, accented […]
Silver threads woven through midnight skies – Shooting stars as the white crane flies! Cool autumn winds and the moon’s reflection; Shallow tide pools inviting full inspection. The ocean roars […]
Do not be afraid to lose yourself in me. My hands are strong, yet gentle and, if need be, I shall carry you within the calm shadows of my love. […]
sleep eternal, my love the flesh is over wear as much earth as you wish now let the flowers braid themselves across your breast let the bees bumble and the morning […]
In another life, we would call this love. Today it is just a lingering pain, clenched fistfuls of it lashing forth upon the shore. The oceans scream. We want crisis, […]
I’m not going to yank your leash – it’s been a busy month. A few weeks ago, my humans took me into the scary place with the man in the […]
In my mind’s recess, a soft caress of memories and days gone by A kaleidoscope of love and hope And answers to the “Why?” I fall within and live again […]
Einstein gave us relativity, but failed to factor creativity! His theorem’s certain, yet we are not and mankind, therefore, slips the knot. While science deigns to draw the curtain, the […]
Half smoked cigarettes fill the vapid air the poet hunches over in total disrepair His dalliance with the muse is such a sad affair When words won’t come, he slouches […]
I love you best in morning… In that quiet hour before the sun fully rises and the shadows of the night linger possessively; as I lie motionless beside you watching […]
If flowers bloom when summer ends, their fragrance rising, too,These I, on bended knee would give, and even more to you.Celestial stars and distant moons I’ve gathered up for thee […]
“We are each a thread in the tapestry of our human family. Our outcome is woven of endless possibilities, because we can choose from a universe of endless possibilities. Every […]
Painting by Alan Hurley Each word, a thousand times spoken Each […]
Dedicated to my Friend I hear she is so radiant and magnificent that, like the face of the Sun, you dare not look at her for the brilliance with which […]
Understanding you is not, contrary to your incessant belief the sole purpose of my existence You are whatever you are, while I, without pause, accept this If I were to […]