Humble

Penetrating winds engulf the soul Stripped bare to my essence No hiding, completely visible I am humble in your presence — Your eyes ask to lower my mask Trying, I cannot answer your question Words wedged deep, speechless Inside, my heart holds a confession — Seasons segue into memories We become a potent blend Each … More Humble

Test Pattern Girl

Maybe it’s me, or perhaps it’s she Through the snow and interference Every night at the stoke of one Her ghostly image makes an appearance — She has a lonesome, disembodied tone Climbing down from my dream The sand still coating my blurry eyes At six she disappears back into the stream — She arrives … More Test Pattern Girl

Belfast (2021)

I never understood the historical, religious and political conflict in Northern Ireland. At the time, all I saw was tragedy. No, I did not live there, so it is perhaps not fair to comment. I do not judge, and naïvely, I always wondered why everyone could not find a way to live in peace. When … More Belfast (2021)

My Checkered Past

Adrift, waiting to be rescued Tone deaf, new to this game Blessed, with morally flexible Immune, to well-earned shame — Meandering, a slinky snake of character Miles from shore, king of the black sea One, the only critical number The day, begins and ends with me — The devil, lights on my shoulder Debating, which … More My Checkered Past