Lost to Time

My neighbor, an elderly lady, has a clothesline in her backyard. Metal T posts with four wire lines attached to the horizontal bars. It does not appear to have been used recently, except for the birds that lounge on it. Clothesline are ancient history for most city dwellers, probably resigned to older parts of town … More Lost to Time

Dusk

Everything goes away Fading inside the disappearing shade Of elusive memories made Moments from any average day Focused as an electron microscope Time will stamp your legacy While everything in view will flee Create a residuum of hope I wish I could remember Absent a name, just the face Once known, now no trace Gone … More Dusk

You

What is it about you? That turns the sky that shade of blue Sultry like a Key West summer day More addictive than a peanut butter parfait You appear in my waking thoughts Tying my emotions in vice-like knots An open heart exposed is vulnerable A closed one is always miserable What is it about … More You

Do Not Pass Go

Wrong time, wrong circumstances No instructions or batteries included Fumbling, a humble bumbler And the chapter seemed concluded Time will fade, but what about the sunsets? The path seemed promising at the start Hopeful choices ran aground Measuring failure was off the chart Moments turned into years Winter felt so much colder No memories were … More Do Not Pass Go

Understanding Beauty

Sometimes hidden to the naked eye The integrity of a soul does not lie The heart cannot decipher objectivity The brain is tangled up in subjectivity Society prescribes the value of a jewel Like a textbook lesson learned in school Our senses aligned to recognize perfection Meet the standard or accept rejection Radiance is a … More Understanding Beauty

Peaks and Valleys

Life seems full of peaks and valleys. Incalculable dips and rises, mostly navigable, but often unexpected. [Disclaimer: I’m not a mental health professional, I just make witty and often obtuse observations for the internet.  This blog is not about having wild mood swings, which is something entirely different from this subject.  Exaggerated feelings, moods and … More Peaks and Valleys

Personal Tune-Up

I think everyone should periodically look in the mirror and evaluate the person they honestly see. Is this the person you want to be? Like a car or a furnace, we should get ourselves the occasional tune-up, pop the hood and look inside. To see the truth, you must be willing and able to be … More Personal Tune-Up

If You Asked

If you asked, wondering what this is You are the music flowing thru my mind From morning sunshine to late night starbursts Every enchanting moment I’d like to rewind Waking up quietly alone in thought Wanting to feel your warmth in my embrace From here forward, my life is very short Seize each day or … More If You Asked

Mystery of Love

Love is life’s ultimate mystery A lock with only one master key Hearts beating with symmetry An invitation to create history There you are and here I am Cruelly separated by a witch’s curse Sending you one way, me another A kindred soul, not alone in the universe Searching the heavens my thoughts return empty … More Mystery of Love

Life is Short

I can do it, I say Convincing myself Then heart palpitations I return to the shelf No risk, no harm Keep the errors small Think before leaping Put the bat on the ball But this time I go With wind-packed sails Over the sunlit horizon With my friend, new trails