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

Understanding Beauty

Sometimes hidden to the naked eye The integrity of a soul does not lie The heart cannot decipher objectivity The brain is tangled up in subjectivity Society prescribes the value of a jewel Like a textbook lesson learned in school Our senses aligned to recognize perfection Meet the standard or accept rejection Radiance is a … More Understanding Beauty

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

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

Shadows

Light and darkness dance Locked together embracing In a world of tangled gray A street lamp provides tracing Bending the blackness Irregular lines converge Eery globs in twilight Ghostly specters emerge Turning imagery inside out High definition into bareness Beauty becomes garish Altering the mind’s awareness A silhouette elongates an image A dream defenseless to … More Shadows

Take the Time

I did not realize, time I had never taken Generous amount of sand atop the glass Each grain falling, forming a small mountain Piling higher reminding me of the impasse The voice inside swatted all of the arguments It’s not worth it, won’t work, you’ll be disappointed The rut is worn deep from steps never … More Take the Time