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

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

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

For Want of a Miracle

Hail Mary, more than a touchdown Tears fall, streaming down my face These silent prayers reach God’s ear The heart is thirsty for a loving embrace – Life floats beyond outstretched fingers I see, but cannot reach the healing light I am tired, frustrated and scared But vow to not surrender the fight –

Movies, Film, Cinema and Motion Pictures

Different words to describe a remarkable sensory experience. The viewing experience has changed as the movie theater is no longer needed. Cable and the internet have made the movie theater unnecessary, or at least not required. The Saturday matinee or date night no longer are confined to “going out.” Prior to the Pandemic, the traditional … More Movies, Film, Cinema and Motion Pictures