Thursday, May 31, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Breaths Release Steam

breaths release steam 
white exhales evaporate 
a dense morning fog

photo source: internet

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Enlightened Orchid

soil enriched
tender roots
take hold
next to buddha
teaching dharma


photo source: internet

Butterfly Kisses

one spring day
in my youth
i was kissed
by a butterfly
when no one
was watching

not only that
but the butterfly
spoke to me
and said
that life
may be unkind
at times
and when that happens
to hang on
until the sun
shines again
and promised
that it always will

as with
all youth
i pooh poohed
the caveat
thinking
i was invincible
and impervious
to such things

i grew
into adulthood
and did encounter
great heartache
but hung on
so tightly
at times
that i had
rope burns

after
each storm
the sun
did shine
eventually
once again
as promised

i remember
the butterfly
fondly
and glad
her wisdom
proved correct

so glad
she chose me
even tho
initially i
doubted her

gradually
i grew wiser
and stronger
thanks
to her

i am in her debt


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Porch Was Dark

the porch was dark 
grandpa sits and waits 
gathering fireflies 
brighten surroundings 
bleak no more

Monday, May 14, 2018

Night Moves

bonfire dance
brightens hillside
shadow melodrama
among playful embers
humors moon

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Family Gathers

family gathers 
mixing youth and age 
benevolence evident
as froth of giggles 
infecting laughter 

Happy Mother's Day!

Moment To Moment

accessing one's place
within a fluid mosaic
blend of humanity
ebbs and flows
changing palpable

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Call Her Charlotte

charlotte
lives a stone’s throw away
from the gazebo
out back

she keeps to herself
most of the time
benevolent gal
well bred
a good neighbor

shy and retiring
garden protectress
defender of bullies

venus crossed her
only once
that was enough

trapped bugs flew
in all directions
a sight to behold

pandora’s exodus paled
to the consequences
of charlotte’s wrath

she hates stereotyping
and goes by charlotte
her middle name

make no mistake about it
shrinking violet
is no pushover

graphic source: internet

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Shut-In

convergence of butterflies
at a window box
filled with wildflowers
beneath a tiny window
connecting the outside world

photo source: internet

Monday, May 7, 2018

Wake Up!

cranky old owl 
asleep in the rafters 
rooster nemesis 
crows until hoarse 
releasing dawn

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Wishing Well Hidden

wishing well hidden
partially covered gold coins
filtering sunlinght

Rose

never one 
to be 
a shrinking violet 
thorn apendages 
my armor 
ever alert 
to those
who want 
to besmirch 
and destroy 
my beauty 
fighting back 
myself 
- Rose

During Evening Prayers

during evening prayers
a sign from the heavens
my bible earmarked