Haunted by this uncertain feeling I dream of running, running away Visions of another life, revealing   And so I teeter on the edge, kneeling Finding purchase on glass bridges as they sway Haunted by this uncertain feeling   A future reflected in canyons below… calling, squealing Released from confines of expectations, I stray Visions of another life, revealing   Walking in shadows and slowly … Continue reading Resolution

No Nevermind

Often alone, even on Visiting Day, she wandered the halls in her threadbare robe shuffling heel to toe, heel to toe and muttered nevermind, no nevermind, no Always following the same path driven by melodies of her youth she’d find a patch of sunlight there by the windows covered in bars the scent of roses overpowered the antiseptic the laughter of children blocked moans of … Continue reading No Nevermind


When the sun fades and I’m out roaming with ghosts I remember how it used to be back when it was you and me Never felt so lost and alone that night as I hung up the phone Waited for that single word the one I never heard Time’s tick, tick, ticking away Never been a better time for you to say Sorry, oh baby, … Continue reading Sorry

September Nights

Tell me you’ll find me in each September sunset even as I travel this world far and wide Need the comfort your memory provides Some things you never forget Long walks under falling leaves we made future plans Amidst the starlight, we created romance Crafted stories I still believe Somehow you knew the right questions to all the answers I thought I found Painted a … Continue reading September Nights

Without Fear

Couldn’t be more different from the space where she found refuge Landing in a world of polished beauty, hers was delicate In that place of obvious strength, hers was subtle While their beauty was celebrated in colors and shine, hers held golden memories Still, they surrounded her in a welcoming embrace appreciating the symbiosis diversity brings unafraid of the sting of the unknown In her … Continue reading Without Fear

Walk in the Woods

   Threads of late summer weave through this forest of green as I wander through trails of tender grasses and celebrate the synchronicity of cool breezes in a world without care Serendipity brought me here – This perfect place to get lost I take a whimsical chance to cross that rickety bridge by the babbling brook Its rhythm in perfect harmony with the laughter of … Continue reading Walk in the Woods

Blazing Fires

Traced the trail of fallen stars smoldering on the path of all the things I’ve left behind Felt that familiar tingle as those melancholy-hued flares cauterized my choices, incinerating regrets Oh, how those stars burn, burn, burn scorching the surface of wayward dreams solving solutions to riddles that never had answers Sometimes a spark is enough to seek a new constellation, one no longer obscured … Continue reading Blazing Fires

Broken Compass

  And when the elements of what makes a life meaningful collapse and the compass you, yourself, created is guided by a broken needle, those questions you’ve been avoiding must be asked Forever isn’t found in yesterday and tomorrow holds no promise unless you find the strength to revise your true purpose and revive those lost intentions patiently waiting to guide you back to a … Continue reading Broken Compass

Summer Wind

Something about the summer wind soothes my restless heart Endless days fade gently into cool nights as I unwrap the long winter’s cloak from my shoulders, no longer weary from its weight And so I wake to welcome each stunning sunrise, awed by the glorious colors that paint the sky Even long shadows cast possibilities on this sleepy town, still damp with morning dew The … Continue reading Summer Wind


Lost in the melancholy of inevitable goodbyes, each breath was an effort, burning bridges with shades of fire that lit a backdrop of regret and second guesses Suspended in indecision, choices were hers to make And so she floated, if only to give opportunity to revelation patiently waiting to be discovered… a pinpoint of light flickering in the depth of endless stars When her head … Continue reading Fireflies


Stuck in a perpetual dress rehearsal she dances until her feet bleed, examining missteps as she strives for perfection, a new test If she could rewrite history and choreograph a new routine, her recovery would reveal a grand curtain call as her spotlight fades into the sunset photo: Pixabay prompts: Verse Reversal, Drug Verse, Wylde Verse, Madverse Continue reading Spotlight

Changing Tides

Because even the most jagged rock is smoothed in time, burnished by tumultuous seas and polished by gentle waves that follow, I will wait on salt-sprayed shores Because even the most fierce storm is spent in time, stripped by prevailing winds and dissipated by soft rains that follow, I will stand beneath threatening skies Because even the most well-planned voyage is rerouted in time, upended … Continue reading Changing Tides

Haunted Muse

  Footsteps echoed through the empty station and voices of long ago bounced off cold, tiled walls Enjoying a moment alone, a respite from a chaotic life, she willed the sunlight that kissed her face to inspire her next journey A deep, low whistle broke her reverie as harried passengers left one train for another and others passed by with unseeing eyes She winked at … Continue reading Haunted Muse

Living Nightmares

She heard the thunder but never felt the rain It rumbled and rolled through her chest and shook the ground beneath her bare feet but not a drop fell from that steel grey sky She witnessed the crash but never saw the impact It exploded in squealing tires seeking purchase and shattering glass raining on her unprotected body but not a sliver fell from that spider-webbed … Continue reading Living Nightmares

Sour Grapes

That I take umbrage would be insufficient a description of behavior that fuels fires burning beneath my cauldron red-hot with rage How my blood boils incited by accusations uttered by those who only know abuse of power while collecting souls of the naïve Speaking from both sides of one mouth, they condemn freely while encouraging deceit openly Daring the concourse to slip and disavow the … Continue reading Sour Grapes

Mandated Reporter

Abandoned by the side of the congested street It was well used, faded red streamers ensnared in rusted handlebars whipping in the wind as if trying to capture freedom This child’s toy, a delicate identity, defined innocence and demanded notice discarded among overgrown shrubs and broken windows Careful observation of the world to which I belong tells stories I sometimes wish to ignore –  still, … Continue reading Mandated Reporter

Butterfly Tears

Your loss weighs heavy like a cloth dampened by a thousand tears imprisoning your shattered soul in a prison of endless grief And I, helpless and confined, desperately seek a way to write a different ending But when reality suffocates hope and that which is done cannot be undone I put away my pen and push away the paper for sometimes words, even in their … Continue reading Butterfly Tears