1:25 am

it is not your fault,
Shining One.
I am sorry they shut you out.
I am thankful for your heart,
like a door ajar.
You are worthy of
quick,
persistent,
urgent,
hello’s.
You are not an afterthought,
a late night phone call;
you are my first thought
in every sense.

WINTER ORANGES

Mother’s fingers are stained
with orange peels.
She stands by the kitchen
and offers me orbs;
she wants me to live
a hundred years more.

Mirrors are painful,
my face is too round.
In harsh winter,
cheeks blossom
and soften into hers,
whose face I love.

I carry her as she carried me
inside her belly,
a little orange tree.
For as many years I’ll live,
I will brave through the winter
a quiet reminder
that I am
my mother’s daughter.

DEAR GRANDMA

FOURWORD

Tip-of-the tongue
what is the word?
hands in your hair
thinking about
others – ah it’s
humility!

HAIK-U

Speaking of poets
like old friends, I must meet your
beloved Hardy.

BUTTERFLIGHT

Slate blue eyes, adorned with coral
you see beyond the mundane,
capturing light as it skims the leaves,
iridescent clouds, effervescent memories
in shadowy towers and age-old palaces.  

Attentive to whispers of feeling:
Timmy is watering the flowers-
maybe something is blossoming
between us. 

People like you are pockets of goodness:
strong, as nothing erodes it.
You land softly onto my shoulder
and teach me how to be lovely.

4am thoughts

Full bloom is when the earth won’t stop smiling, the world won’t stop spinning into the furthest of reaches.

If I could put your laughter in a box, I would sink like sand. Quick, hold me.

Be the person that proclaims with your being: I am proof that there is good in the world.

High tech marks a forward trajectory, approaching Most Human and then surpassing it.

Phone therapy replaces phone sex. What have we done to our insides?

My ego loves you. I however, don’t.

Time feels like the tired grope of my hands on a rope pulled tight. Down the rabbit hole we go.