Hope

Hope Today I felt the heavy pain of the land Entire forests burned, charred Entire mountains with blackened scars The leaves of the valley oaks dulled orange Not from autumn skies But from death Demise Destruction Yet then there is this An angel in the skies bringing life Color Salmon and periwinkle Coral and slate…

Molting

Molting I keep coming back to this well And every time I find it dry But I keep coming back And I keep coming back   Empty Empty  Emptiness    There seems to be no word association With Emptiness   Because when there is nothing there There is nothing to associate with Just like everyone…

Divorce

Divorce I am filled with vengeance I have been since my youth I do not like it there It rises up against my will   No, it does not   I have trained myself to accept it Now I choose to simply reject it Every time it screams my name Vengeance never solves anything It…

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