Renewal

I was ready when you appeared The storm painted a double rainbow Waiting, wore my patience threadbare Just for awhile, I needed to fly solo — We looked at each other from afar I’d wait eons just for a chance And swam through the clouds To be partnered in this romance — Only some wines … More Renewal

I’m Not Afraid

Life rejects the intuitive map Unexpected turns, detours, construction The scenery, pretty but foreign Was I staring at my own destruction? — Rivers run deep, yet creeks creep Anxiety builds, awaiting time to arrive The quiet invites deep, cold thoughts When doubt and fear thrive — In the neurons of my mind The universe peeks … More I’m Not Afraid

In Time

To realize, by a sliver of time Stumped, an unsolved crossword Overlapping events but no rhyme The fog of reality again slurred Orbital paths that do not climb Each life beats forever uninsured Two nickels might equal a dime The mentoring voices never heard Slinking along, just sublime Passing momentarily, but blurred You didn’t catch … More In Time

Ride of Your Life

Gobbled-up by the slipstream Good intentions are upside down How did you get into my dream Really, I’m not this inverted clown — A frightening loss of control And no secret ejection seat The tension consumes me whole The jangle of an irregular beat — Darkness is a blinding trance Pitched sound, deafens ringing ears … More Ride of Your Life

Summer’s Gone

Summer notions hardly unpacked Just sunbaked ground deeply cracked August’s heavy, suffocating air Curling my damp, sticky hair Vacation months grow shorter Dog days give no quarter My youthful energy spent Wondering where the years went The golden evening hue Swallows the overhead blue At dusk the insects call Announcing the coming fall

Exchanging Hearts

If I offered, I did so willingly Beating insanely, this heart left my chest Growing, wrapping around you Gripping, an emotional stress test — Love is the sweetest spring aroma Exploding like wildflowers along a country road Sweetness overpowers my senses Writing its own emotional source code — Beauty fills my watering eyes Will you … More Exchanging Hearts