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…

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…

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…

End of September

End of September This is the summer that is never ending The autumn came 3 days ago But only on the calendar The days are still warm; hot, even It seems they are waiting for something to change Something to change before they will change Sounds so familiar to me – I pass by a…

Chase

Chase Chase beauty and it will find you Give out love and you will find it Watch the palm trees sway in the autumn winds The change of seasons is coming , as it always does,  And everything is new again – Stop trying to measure the meter Stop trying to match the rhyme  Stop…

The Races

The Races I sit on the back porch Night Cool breeze stirring in its freedom The crickets chirping all around me An occasional change in their rhythm Rarely a change in their rhyme The waxing moon rests above Saturn in her gracious clutches Peace, tranquility, good This is the realm beyond time – Off in…

Pressing

Pressing I need to write — I’m not sure why All I want is to touch the sky Yet all I do is squirm through the earth I don’t want to hear all the caterpillar metaphors I see what happens to the earthworms Food for birds Drying out in the hot sun Dying on the…

Resilience

 Resilience Everything beautiful about you Has been cut to the ground The lines of the years now show on your face You feel like you are just one small disgrace In a great big universe of order and shadow But I see something I see where everyone thought you were dead Yet you are alive…

Daughters

This is dedicated to my daughters, who I am trying to raise so that they know they are loved, they are beautiful, and they are magnificently wondrous. They are a treasure simply because of who they are. This is for all the girls and women out there who need to hear that you are truly…

Grateful

Grateful Ah, for so long I have tried to be the poet extraordinaire But, alas, my books just sit on the shelf Not going anywhere I made all sorts of excuses It’s the modern day No one reads poetry anymore There has to be a video There has to be a meme Vacillating from one…