Floral

Floral This photo reminds me of God He brings color to the gray Life to the death Never in a domineering way But rather in the form of a flower You can marvel You can ignore You can crush You can explore   You can sing   All these options  Where freedom rings Are proof…

Birth

Birth I can feel the poems Some are like angst and depression Some are like joy and peace Some the words flow like the winds Some refuse release   I think those are the best ones The ones  that stay locked in the womb Awaiting just the right moment to be birthed Crying, gasping for…

Ocean Walk

Ocean Walk I’ve reached the midpoint The place where I have to turn Going back where I came from   My way here was wondrous Boisterous, powerful Alone   I walked away from my childhood home Until I could walk no further   I’ve reached the midpoint The place where I have to turn Going…

Microscopic (Infinitesimal)

  Microscopic Most of the time it’s easier to do the “wrong” thing It seems like holiness, perfection Are just much too high I can’t reach it I can’t jump anymore The pains in my feet go screaming galore So I just simply sit down and stare Then my head goes down I look toward…

MishMash

MishMash My logic and beliefs have worked me into a place Where my own life is totally meaningless I felt the inky black tar pulling me in A small black hole here in the arms of the Milky Way Small, but still no light could get through Somehow wakefulness pulled me out of its throes…

Traversing Oceans

Traversing Oceans Often I’m writing poems Even I don’t understand The words just seem to flow from me Like water from the hand Though there is some deliberate direction There is always also splash The life seems just to splatter It stains the crimson sash I often love to drift along Sail the open seas…

Cosmos

Cosmos we live in a cloud of stardust Hydrogen, helium, thyme we think we are nothing yet we are part of a vast universe we think we are everything yet we see nothing of our future selves we are part of the suns, the galaxies, the moons yet all the while no other will ever…

Windowsill

  I usually don’t explain my poems, and this one today may seem so trivial and simple, but I must explain it. I live in Redding, CA where we just experienced one of the most devastating fires in California history. Entire neighborhood blocks are gone, burned to nothing but ash and rubble and chimneys. Burned…

Perched

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July. I’m going to keep it short today so as not to distract from the celebrations.  🙂   Perched It must be nice to be a bird Always able to change your perspective Always able to fly over obstacles Always seeing from above   Like love

Against the Currents

Against the Currents I have never felt so much like a salmon As I do right now I realize I am always going against the current I am feeling the strain Always, always feeling the strain   I am closer to the end   Wondering just what is the purpose of this journey Is it…

Writer’s Block

Dedicated to all who are right in the midst of the struggle between life and death… Writer’s Block   I haven’t written   Sometimes creativity sits Like a dark black molded growth Against the side of a dead tree stump   But even that tumor is alive Even that blotch of ignorance Is living  …

The Guardians

The Guardians The guardians tower above They’ve stood here for millennia Silence, stillness, stalwart Awe The oceans have smacked persistent Never stopping, never wavering Yet still they stand their ground Keeping watch, their beauty abounds Keeping watch with their peaks in the mists   I’m not quite sure I’ve known such bliss As being in…