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

Winter Doldrums

  As night arrives on the wings of ravens black and unforgiving winter’s chill settles in my bones like broken glass I retreat Within my inner sanctum age creeps slowly layer upon layer like the blankets that surround me Alone and frail succumbing to isolation without a promise of reprieve burdens carve lines in once tender skin I hibernate Silent voices whisper words not meant … Continue reading Winter Doldrums

Courage

Sometimes illusion eviscerates expectation like reverse reflections mirroring shattering glass Defiant, the faithful pursue unattainable goals embracing intent to entice new roles Wading into dark and deep crevices that lurk outside defined boundaries some are waylaid on hidden shoals sinking deeper into predetermined holes But for some who dare to fly with clipped wings those jagged shards cast shimmering points of light A beacon when … Continue reading Courage

Conversations

Creeping vines of self-righteousness seek to find hold Whitewashed versions of truth, nothing but a blindfold Quarrels of man hurt before reaching the heart of the matter Pain, a necessary evil if dialogue is meant to be more than mindless chatter Visible scars cast a sheen on egos that scramble for fool’s gold If by chance, one is willing to pay the price to be … Continue reading Conversations

Going Home

Sometimes I slip back to that place where troubles can’t intrude My mother’s garden, filled with flowers and lace In need of respite from life’s fast pace I wander and let waves wash over this unsettled mood Sometimes I slip back to that place In search of comfort, it’s childhood footsteps I trace to release these problems I’ve accrued My mother’s garden, filled with flowers … Continue reading Going Home

Moonlight Falls

A touch of moonlight falls casting shadows on empty walls Determined and strong she searches for a place to belong and wanders down empty halls Perplexed by the unfamiliar drawls she stumbles as momentum stalls pursuing a plan that might be wrong Moonlight falls A kiss of frost as memories recall promises made for the long haul Relentless ambition her torch song She was nothing … Continue reading Moonlight Falls

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

Perspectives

Fear is a faceless mask a deity relishing misplaced power the precipice of success viewed from dizzying heights can make knees buckle if one is bent on looking down a true masterpiece ruined viewed as random brushstrokes slightly askew off center if one is trapped in perceptions of perfection Ah, but the sculptor molds beauty as viewed from a place of expression personal interpretation evolving … Continue reading Perspectives

Ssshh…

Ssshh…. Come closer I’ve got a secret It’s over, I’ve found closure All the times you told me dreams were meant for fools and I believed you, I believed you Yeah, I obeyed all the rules Wasn’t it a slow spiral that spin down the wrong path almost lost my way following you almost let my hopes crash But then I took a chance pinned … Continue reading Ssshh…

Lost Souls

As darkness settles in, the moon casting light on this barren landscape, my grief weighs heavy rendering my skin porous, my reason to be spilling from a heart that bleeds As the sun creeps over that endless horizon, mocking me, mocking I muddle through the day searching for ways to stop the evening call from arriving because it is each sleepless night that haunts me, … Continue reading Lost Souls

A Matter of Taste

It’s all the same except when it’s not A taste of forbidden fruit, sweet except when it’s not That half-moon wheel of pungent cheese, exquisite except when it’s not the lure of an impeccable blend of flavors and a plate of colors meant to entice, seductive except when they are not Perhaps a test… because sometimes that bounty of sweetness borders on bitter and the … Continue reading A Matter of Taste

After All

Embracing an empty space, that small hollow between dreams and reality, the path to success shines and might not be so scary after all Because when silence fills that void and rushes in on angel wings, tender voices whisper simple answers — always there after all And when all the sharp edges the cage of hesitation built fall away slowly, steadily, new open spaces emerge … Continue reading After All

New Day

Finding comfort in simple routines at the end of a busy day Somehow settling down to review each moment, each decision, each word Filling the void of all the unknown with stunning masterpieces only painted in dreams all troubles are set free and in the morning, when all those colors linger just out of reach, I am ready to face another blank canvas — Another … Continue reading New Day

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