Not Today

I’ve just returned from the Austin International Poetry Festival. In an effort to catch up on various poetry prompts in honor of National Poetry Month, I’m reposting this poem. It is one I read in Austin. This prompt comes from Writer’s Digest, prompt for Day 2. No I won’t set my sight on tomorrow I won’t wonder if the path not taken would have led to greener pastures No, not … Continue reading Not Today

Brothers in Spirit

They were brothers in spirit Been friends forever, never found one without the other Always there for each other, even when dark times came to visit Belief and trust were implicit Caught between broken barriers and abandoned words They tried to find their way, letting shattered promises ricochet Worked to hide the hurt as crying voices went unheard Had to look deep to find the … Continue reading Brothers in Spirit

Poison Rain

Washed in the waters of discontent it’s easy to drown Stuck in waves of endless trials it’s easy to surrender… but I won’t Suffocating in tides of grief I claw my way to the surface and pause, floating for just a moment, I fill my lungs with the fresh air I was warned – a faithless heart can’t beat but my broken one can find … Continue reading Poison Rain

Sorrow’s Touch

Sorrow’s touch surprises in unexpected ways in unexpected places When the theft of happier days steers the course of a life, the journey twists, unique in its unfolding Sometimes for the very lucky that hollow loss makes room for healing if expectations are released Even when a lone wolf howls, haunting and mournful from the top of the coldest mountain, a chorus of voices readily … Continue reading Sorrow’s Touch