Distill

Distill Is there a place in the garden Where I can walk with God Is there a place where He tends Where the weeds and overgrowth Do not choke out the life Or is this survival of the fittest Simply the way it’s to be? – Because the weeds and the overgrowth are life They…

Embrace

Embrace I’ve spent my entire life Trying to be like someone else Trying to get the attention The applause Of all who were in the room But all those people went their own way The room is empty now So silent So quiet And here I am alone With a person I don’t even know…

Pandemic

Pandemic I’m in the midst of a storm called pandemic About to crash on the haystacks of disaster Again The third time is not a charm It’s a humiliating punch to the gut I try not to be mad at God Yet those promises I’ve heard all of my life Are ringing hollow in my…

The Short (completed)

The Short (completed) Some want to give me an answer  Some wish to Tell me what’s so But I’d rather live in the present The place of “I really don’t know” – This place is where I can go higher This place is where I am just free This place is where I live from…

Perspective

Perspective For so long I’ve thought truth Is what is right, not what is wrong I’m beginning to discover there are many, many levels Your truth is often what you see What you only want to see Yet real truth goes much further beyond that Much deeper than that Much further out and about An…

March 1

March 1 It’s happening There’s a movement in the winds Change is once again Making its mark on the universe – Love is in motion About to raise a commotion Within the sleeping chambers of the dead This takes movement instead Of sitting around chatting about ideas – I feel it happening A new chill…

The Point

The Point I don’t want to read anymore I don’t want to think I don’t want to be told what to do Where to go, what to say, what to drink – I don’t want to pray like you anymore God already knows what I need I don’t want to hear anymore The difference between…

The Still (Agates)

The Still (Agates) I sit quite still on what is left Of an ancient and mighty foundation A rock that used to be hidden Unknown Part of a vast landscape That is now pulverized  Into sand, into agate The waves keep on advancing Year after year Day after day Moment after moment So I sit…

Twinkling

Twinkling I’m just sitting here Watching myself get older My skin gets paler My muscles weaker My adipose yielding to the forces of gravity Everything tired of fighting the inevitable – I have to wear my optics to see anymore I don’t want to hear so I don’t At least the food is good The…

January

January Some would see a barren tree I see hope and a future Some would see another sunset I see the promise of another day I see green in January The whispers of prior rains I see colors, colors everywhere I see mountains beyond the plains We all get to choose what and how we…

Process

Process I am overwhelmed by materialism Too many choices Too many things I’ve given away the songs my heart sings Trading them for some plastic veneer Now the sadness is all too sheer I am longing for the music of yesteryear Or maybe the promises of tomorrow This joy, this anger, this deepening sorrow All…

The Collections

The Collections Maybe these times of emptiness Cause me to be grateful when times are full Or maybe I’m just fooling myself Chasing apparitions – Maybe I shouldn’t be judging myself at all Taking time to analyze the how’s and why’s All the time and energy that takes Might just win the prize For the…