Salvation and Splinters

I discovered an inner rhythm that summoned a vespertine breeze I sought illumination from screaming starlight as it exploded just before dawn Mine was a wild, wild whisper as I sang a new song Change was imminent— like a single crack to my bones, this My branches weighed heavy till they surrendered with broken beauty Salvation amidst splinters, a serenade framed by the beat of … Continue reading Salvation and Splinters

Dreaming of Home

Hope lives here in these remembered days beneath the sky, ever blue Borne of seconds of red poppies and silvery stars hope lives here Faith in that beyond our means beyond our grasp intertwined within changing minds Synchronicity, credence to the ephemeral the Earth as She was and could be Hope, hope lives here Such is my lullaby as I sing my way home now … Continue reading Dreaming of Home

Into the Woods

  the woods waited for her every day she passed the ancient sickly trees she felt the wind still with their bated breath she heard whispers in that wind, hollow silence screaming desperate pleas the woods waited for her every day brittle branches intertwined casting shadows of love between midnight and morning glories and violets and dawn’s hello bidding time as she walked on flowers, … Continue reading Into the Woods

On Finding Clarity

She wakes to walk the streets at dawn the sky dresses in purples, reds, and golds Examining the empty storefronts, she wonders What will become of this day the stillness of the space brings comfort She addresses the blackbirds and says today will be kind They chastise her in angry squawks and fly away As their shadows fade, she laughs at the brilliant nothing left … Continue reading On Finding Clarity

Clarity Between Weeping

moments of madness moments of clarity clarity as awareness personified clarity cutting through curtains of lies lies spewing from your crooked mouth lies making a home in my troubled mind mind whirling as yes becomes no mind vacillating between up and down down to depths I didn’t know I could reach down a rabbit hole of my own making making poor choice after poor choice … Continue reading Clarity Between Weeping

Rescue

Doubt lives in corners between apricots and asters and chipped china dishes beneath old blankets worn with time and continued use   He’s timid, cautious and just a bit weary Starved for affection yet longing to trust a gentle hand a soothing voice   And if he could speak, if he could share his tale of woe, living in a world too cold, he might … Continue reading Rescue

Last Embrace

I suppose we all take for granted that these days would last forever Did you come to say goodbye? I felt you move through me                                 I was there                                 Your quickening pulse                                 traced the last beats of my heart             … Continue reading Last Embrace

War

  Safety and fear intertwine Corruption abided by rules and regulation All the while, the swain tramps across the fen to swear allegiance under the gibbous moon   The waif, brunette hair matted by neglect, slinks into the corner of a garage filled with weapons she can not name Her lilliputian life, the perfect cover to grasp all that had once been taboo   Once … Continue reading War

Intuition

  Enthralled by the prospect of new adventure she followed blindly, slipping into a world where smoke and ash painted forgotten corners with the blood of the innocent   Whispers in the mist fueled the mystery as anxious breaths betrayed bravado Initiation demanded participation as she tried to strike a balance between temptation and courage   Last minute misgivings guided her spirit A feeling no … Continue reading Intuition

Journey

  On a journey from here to there I’m blissfully naïve, smitten with spaces in between Distance has no meaning in this inky dusk as I prowl the edges, searching Bereft of solutions each puzzle provides I hunker down in the dark with pen and paper Lucky to discover gritty crumbs that will eventually lead to the light, waiting It’s motivation borne when separation from … Continue reading Journey

Desiré

Like the ground, sunbaked and barren, a wasteland built on years without rain Desiré becomes complacent seeking to quench her thirst with a single tear Choking on silence that rambles across ruined lives Desiré becomes frail seeking to satisfy her needs with a single word Existing in perpetual darkness, a world without connection Desiré becomes desperate seeking a sliver of sunlight with a single plea … Continue reading Desiré

Repercussions

  on this endless journey fate designed decisions…to be gracious or unrefined? a petulant frenzy leaves no room to adjust voices crashing through those walls of trust to the hard way, some are resigned takes no time for behavior to be defined as fragile reputations are lost and maligned if only those differences had been discussed on this endless journey doesn’t take much to leave … Continue reading Repercussions

Connections

Just a thought… different as we may be in some ways we are all the same Connected   laughter shared between mother and child is magical here, next door, across town, across the world   and when tears fall and loss is felt here, there, everywhere sorrow keeps raining on sunny days bright, sunny days Words have power power to hurt or power to heal … Continue reading Connections