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

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

If You Asked

If you asked, wondering what this is You are the music flowing thru my mind From morning sunshine to late night starbursts Every enchanting moment I’d like to rewind Waking up quietly alone in thought Wanting to feel your warmth in my embrace From here forward, my life is very short Seize each day or … More If You Asked

Mystery of Love

Love is life’s ultimate mystery A lock with only one master key Hearts beating with symmetry An invitation to create history There you are and here I am Cruelly separated by a witch’s curse Sending you one way, me another A kindred soul, not alone in the universe Searching the heavens my thoughts return empty … More Mystery of Love

Life is Short

I can do it, I say Convincing myself Then heart palpitations I return to the shelf No risk, no harm Keep the errors small Think before leaping Put the bat on the ball But this time I go With wind-packed sails Over the sunlit horizon With my friend, new trails

Growing Younger

Mile marker number 64 is dead ahead for me. Maybe “dead” is not the best word to use.  Anyway, around and around in orbit we go.  On the occasion of birthdays, one may feel a bit philosophical. So, here are a few observations about the journey. The sun no longer seems surprised; him again. And … More Growing Younger

Keep it to Yourself

What is unsaid, remains Time provides opportunity Navigating choppy water These thoughts need immunity Words hanging in space Pulled back in respect Not wanting more limbo Or to end up wrecked I think way too much And my head swirls Complication is our invention No longer boys and girls

Recalibrate

An early morning walkabout Drifting through the morning haze Many thought balloons float away My boldness going up in a blaze I’m long out of practice But I know that feeling Like a needle in a haystack I’m lightheaded and reeling My mind runs the probability Time clears away any fears The traps could be … More Recalibrate

Lean Into It

Her embrace sent shivers Lasting what felt like infinity He leaned into her warmth Inside experiencing insanity What had been sleeping awoke Her scent engulfed his senses His tightening grip held her close Moments eroded his defenses There was fervor in her eyes Locking onto her mesmerizing gaze Turning away was no option Years of … More Lean Into It