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

The Wheel

Round and round, floating off the ground Why must we run, with each morning sun Huffing like a gadfly, trying to leap high No matter how we feel, up on the wheel Life in a slump, grounded by a speed bump Every day the same, tie score in the game This plight is real, the … More The Wheel

Summer Sunset

The color is diffuse, so is my mood June held promise, golden at dusk Savored every bite, like picnic food Worked the muscles, giving off musk The day melts away, sprinklers hissing Morning breeze, before searing heat On my face, the sun’s constant kissing Glistening pool, a refreshing retreat Evening sounds, bares the children in … More Summer Sunset

The Introspective Soul

Take a moment, how do you rate? Not bulletproof just compassionate Battered, but far from needing a transplant A safe house, always a willing confidante Weighty enough to tether you to reality Stepping forward to seize your responsibility Humble mastery of your malfunctions Correcting damage from your compunctions Resisting the pull of immature behavior Stand … More The Introspective Soul

Falling Up

Word balloons drift from my lips Thoughts scrambled like secret code Restraining this odd feeling Emotions desperate to explode Instead of toppling to the ground I am lifted by loving hands Relearning to reveal myself Vulnerable to life’s new plans Miles of hard road lay behind This face not recognizable in the mirror A journey … More Falling Up

Aloneness

Can you spend time by yourself and be comfortable doing so? I can. These are my thoughts, experience and reading on the subject. There is a certain amount of misunderstanding and misperception on choosing to be alone at times. Each of us has our own threshold for human contact. The pandemic tested many people as … More Aloneness