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

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

By the Numbers

This is a true story.  A friend shared it with me. I changed the name. As he related the experience it seemed almost a modern fairy tale. Such a strong connection that was almost permanently severed. Two people with a single thread, can weave a relationship. Who defines what a relationship has to be? Zach would … More By the Numbers

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

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

Reducing Abortions

Abortion is a term that immediately stirs a reaction. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I do not believe anyone is truly in favor of abortion. The argument is about legal availability, and is a very complicated, supercharged and divisive issue. Since we want fewer abortions, how do we do it? What is the most … More Reducing Abortions