Capturing Hope

Once I climbed the walls of a canyon just to release my voice beneath a sky tinged with red velvet and rubies it echoed hollow and flat before returning to fill spaces and cracks and indigence replacing thoughts of emboldened bitterness The Milky Way created calligraphy in the dark and I captured my tears in a cup before offering up the distress I was bound … Continue reading Capturing Hope

Mother’s Pride

Smiles and a promise back when time moved slowly… delicious in daily tasks satisfying in simplicity Sometimes we’d sleep on the porch lit with candles and let the ocean breeze wash away our troubles Single-handed focus on dreams meant for a life we had planned, not knowing where our path would lead, back when the future was yet reimagined Somehow we made it through twists … Continue reading Mother’s Pride

On Loss, Again

Sometimes below the tears that fall gently like the summer rain resolve falters and that brave front weighs too heavy Somehow among the rack and ruin you find the courage to fall into the unknown and release the desperation Grief is like that States of emergency muddled with stress and too many decisions disappear or at least rearrange and those hands that you’ve clenched and … Continue reading On Loss, Again

Inbetween

Inside my second destiny the world is touch and go blessed by creativity and cursed by the wear and tear of whys and wherefores navigating stepping stones between pretty pools and violent seas knowing I’m seconds away from drowning in dreams that are all at once innocent and maniacal taunting with signposts painted in invisible ink labelled This Way To Your Future photo: mine prompts: … Continue reading Inbetween

Tandem Masterpiece

  Serenity found in balancing layers   Memories of grace Moments of honesty   Times when willows wept at night tracking tears of the misguided   Times when winds danced with the rising sun trafficking unadulterated joy Honesty colors this retrospective in hues we seek to keep   Peace paints the perfect picture   photo: mine (My son and I in Sedona) prompts: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie … Continue reading Tandem Masterpiece

Harbinger

Words spoken don’t always make it so Rather, action is the harbinger of truth revealed layer by layer petal by petal moment by moment Behavior bears fruit to stoke the fires of redemption of motivation of creation It’s a dance spinning out of control designed to chase away every demon A cathartic salve it soothes those deep wounds hidden in unsent letters and private rants framed … Continue reading Harbinger

Twin Battle Scars

Love as armor and shield Nothing borrowed, nothing owed Calling to you, a wonder revealed Come, let’s slip down that secret road We’ll make magic on each battlefield This is the gift fate has bestowed Calling to you, a wonder revealed Come, let’s slip down that secret road Beauty lives in words slowly revealed It’s up to us to learn and decode We’ll make magic … Continue reading Twin Battle Scars

Shared Meals

I’m sitting in my husband’s office, just off the busy kitchen of this grand hotel listening It’s alive, this engine of clanging pots and pans – it’s heartbeat Snippets of conversation, the hollering across this cavernous room – it’s voice The heart reveals itself more slowly, quietly Iiving in those who work this space I feel its warmth as they bring me warm plates of … Continue reading Shared Meals

Heresy

  Sometimes you have to trust in tradition Believe in patterns of blood-red rose petals crisscrossing cold slate tiles in hallowed halls   There, images in stained glass windows sparkle and whisper believe, believe and while the words uttered from a cracked pulpit by a man whose sermon cracks with utterances of misdeed may not ring true to ears well worn by time and experience, … Continue reading Heresy

Sunday Dreaming

Monday is the Taskmaster         dictating a schedule meant to be followed         precisely   Tuesday is the Working Mother         rushing to meet deadlines while feeding hungry children         responsibly   Wednesday is the Dancer         grooving to the sound of her own music and inventing new steps         creatively   Thursday is the Flirt         winking … Continue reading Sunday Dreaming

Adoration

They urged the walls to talk, desperate to hear secret words only those worthy could murmur   With measured emotions they waited, motionless Truth — the only contender   Wishing in concentric circles, they rejoiced as a sonorous song played   Rich in its message, it directed all to rejoice Today was a new day   photo: Suzanne Olivante/Pixabay prompts: Olivante Poetry, #whisperingneds, Lyric Ideas, … Continue reading Adoration