Tuesday, July 22, 2014

a field
full of flowers
            and bugs
unzips the inner child

Monday, June 23, 2014

things long buried
    dredged from the murk

[ the only tool ]
available to blunt the edges

Friday, June 6, 2014

is a wonder
I can walk
carrying the weight
of all these
unsaid words

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


thought I
had plugged
all the holes
where you could
get at me

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

never ignore an opportunity
to turn your face
up to the sun and smile

Friday, March 21, 2014

“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.” ~ Napoleon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


green shoots
beneath white snow
a kaleidoscope
   of spring

Sunday, December 22, 2013

snowman down....

rain plopped
all the pretty
snow into puddles
In a precipitation war, the snowmen always suffer most


Monday, December 9, 2013


sinking in --
warm and soft
filling voids
previously unprodded

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

tis the season....

I enjoy gawking at christmas lights.

I figure if they don't want me to press my nose to the window --their bushes would be spikier...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

fizz, fizz....

When I visualize energy filling me up, up, up -- I try to get it to build to the point where it feels like I'm shooting golden rays of joy out of my fingertips.
[unless I'm feeling evil-ish -- then I go for trying to get lasers to shoot out of my eyes]

Friday, November 8, 2013

To sleep, perchance to dream...

Last night I dreamed I was a sword swallower moonlighting as an origami instructor. Funny thing is I woke up with a terrible sore throat and a pillow shaped like a swan....

Thursday, October 17, 2013


lust to love
  tumbling point
    right on the tip
           of his tongue

Monday, October 14, 2013

                  is a necessary
              building block of life
I wonder why it's not on the periodic table?

Monday, September 30, 2013

bright side....

still standing
in the silver lining

[it's shiny in here]

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

since we spoke....

are you finally footloose
and feline free
out of the fish bowl,
behind solid walls where
you can hang your guitars? 

guitars you stroke, caressing
their satiny curves
letting the bitterness seep
out of your joints , wearing that guitarist
 it hurts so good expression
to wring the most from the contact 

the contact that makes us human
re-enforces the certainty that there’s something
bigger; something
to hang on to 

I hope you’ve found that something
in a space molded around you
that’s just for you 

was a shock for me when
my space  evaporated  

when I got unstrung
fell off the edge –
of that looming precipice
that had been hovering over my head 

hanging on by fingertips now,
jammed up inside a too small space
back kinked, heart pinched
so very tired and
no place to stretch out  

packed away--
unhung, unsung
forgotten inside a closed case

no fingers to play me
no hands to caress my satiny curves
no essential contact to vibrate the log jam of pain,
loosen it, let it flow out, low, long and moaning
into the music of the night

Saturday, May 4, 2013

           try not to distract me
I'm busy believing in gravity....

Friday, April 19, 2013

breathe deeply, exhale slowly
       make room for joy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


he feeds his demons well
alone in the dark
preparing for war
says he craves peace
but finds battles in
every encounter
warring the world
a world he created
black upon black
alone in the dark
he feeds his demons well