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…

Life’s Essence

Life’s Essence We think we’re so smart Yet we really don’t even know what life is Sure you can boil and pipet You can microscope and experiment You can hypothesize, theorize We can discover Oxygen, carbon dioxide, glucose Neurons, mesons, electrical processes DNA that tells us everything Fourteen complex reactions for every photon Processing it…

Dead Amongst the Living

Dead Amongst the Living I’m no longer writing poetry I’m not sure why I sit here on the front porch Looking at the sky And that is all I do These thoughts are many These thoughts are few I just don’t know who I am anymore Stillness can be heaven Stillness can be hell And…

Rain in May

Rain in May The biggest lesson of today A day of rain and cold and quiet Is to enjoy Yes, it’s the midst of May The time of sun and warmth and flowers and green Yet Those things aberrant are often the very things we need To see our lives in a whole new way…

Destination

Destination I want to go somewhere Exotic, beautiful, wondrous But the problem is I would have to go Travel, drive, fly Hours of monotony Mounds of money Time Isn’t this the modern dilemma? You are told life is all about an adventure But there is a price to be paid So I get to choose…

Eyes

Eyes Listless, wandering ship Deep and darkened ocean Infinite in its mystery Forever in its awe Sails limp and ineffective Outside of the trade winds I am nothing but a drifter I cry out for help within I hear nothing but the swells The call of the depths For just one more soul to devour…

Stillness

Stillness I need days like today   Quiet Dark Raining Cool   Pain surging through my lower back With every little move   So stillness is the order of the day No frenetic activity No urgent motion Just quiet sitting listening to the waters flow Just listening to the heartbeat grow Toward a restful anticipation…

Freedom’s Choice

 Freedom’s Choice Such startling contrasts Often get our attention We often question why When pain and suffering enter in Yet in the midst of all of that raucous din We seem to forget to ask why All the beauty and majesty are there as well   Sometimes as small as the hermit crab’s shell Sometimes…

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…

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…

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…