When I’m Sixty-Four

When you are ten years old, 64 seems unimaginable. Grandparents are that age. Hey wait, I’m a grandparent! Impossible!! I’m nine months into my 64th year. What a year it’s been. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. From the pandemic to the loss of a loved one to establishing life as a single to contemplating … More When I’m Sixty-Four

Some Days

I feel inside of a dark fog Lightheaded and free-falling The reality compass spinning A ghostly voice calling — Prayers, searching for a reason I’m an astronaut in space Drifting into darkness Disappearing with no trace — I’m okay and then I’m not I move forward then fall back The journey becomes a squiggle Thank … More Some Days

Beyond the Breakwater

I have navigated my own life This vessel may not agree Melting into the horizon Becoming one with the sea — Lessons come from failure Bailing water from the storm Setting my solitary journey Refusing to conform — The wind will rise again Filling my tattered sail Cutting the angry whitecaps Forcible as a mighty … More Beyond the Breakwater

Hole in the World

There’s a hole in the world today It’s noticeable and leaking love Now she’s an angel in flight Peace and hope on the wings of a dove – There’s a hole in our hearts today Releasing a river of pain and sadness Shock gives way to harsh reality Taking a good one is such madness … More Hole in the World

Footprints on the Moon

A defining impression There for nobody to see A watermark in dust Preserved, for eternity – A special human touch Unique and enduring Emotionally charged Warm and reassuring – Fingers outstretched Curled tightly in mine A personalized fit A six to my nine – Your fingerprints Never washed away Like astronaut steps Forever on display

Almost Noir

Film noir is an exciting genre of the cinema and includes some of the best films ever made. Dark, mysterious, foreboding, psychological, often violent. It was a genre popular after World War II, into the 1950s, usually shot in black and white to help convey the darker emotional tone of the subject matter. If you … More Almost Noir