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

On the Move

I counted the moves: 24 that I can remember. That is a lot of different places I have lived. The most recent move, I hired a mover for the big stuff, but did the rest myself.  I lost count of all the boxes and tubs I moved using my car.  It was endless, or it … More On the Move

Healing

Unaffiliated is my number A singular grain of sand Restless despite the slumber A different road than planned The time onstage is done Disappearing in the crowd Memories are now a rerun The quiet voices are loud Time to regain my assent Healing is more than glue Learning from energy spent Appreciate the new view … More Healing

Secretly, I Am…

…many things that some or most people do not know.  The same applies to you. Inside ourselves lurk many secrets, things we do not openly reveal to others.  Even chatty people who seem to announce everything about themselves to friends, family and the world, information remains under lock and key.  Some of us retain more … More Secretly, I Am…

Traces

There are traces of you everywhere Wrapped around this smile It no secret how much I care Your shadow stretches wider than a mile There are traces of you in the rainbow Stunning me with your style A taste of you in that Bordeaux This hapless but fawning gentile There are traces of you in … More Traces

Old Dog, New Tricks

Maybe not new tricks, but new attitudes.  Past a certain age, the wiring is certainly hardened, but something incredible happens.  The brain, if the soul is on-board, can find new paths. We spend a lifetime building our internal infrastructure, repairing and sometimes replacing it.  A lot like our road system.  Our attitudes and values mostly … More Old Dog, New Tricks

Hair

During the past two months, hair salons and barber shops have been closed. Only recently have they reopened, with restrictions. The subject today is hair length. When the flag was waved allowing the reopening of the hair cutting establishments, people could not wait to get in line. My stylist actually called me the week before … More Hair

Pluto Revisited

A dwarf, said some with glee Just a planetary wannabe Angering many a schoolchild The planetary vote, openly reviled Years of debate, finally a mission In 2006, there was rocket ignition Toward Pluto and everything beyond To study what creation spawned New Horizons didn’t need to land For scientific minds to understand Gathering knowledge from … More Pluto Revisited