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 Introspective Soul

Take a moment, how do you rate? Not bulletproof just compassionate Battered, but far from needing a transplant A safe house, always a willing confidante Weighty enough to tether you to reality Stepping forward to seize your responsibility Humble mastery of your malfunctions Correcting damage from your compunctions Resisting the pull of immature behavior Stand … More The Introspective Soul

A Ripple

Standing on the edge of forever Looking into the face of eternity Over the roar of emotional thunder Comes a wave of hopeful serenity Cast a thought, watch it fall Engulfed in total darkness Thoughts are invisible to the eye Alone in life’s consuming starkness Like a single floating snowflake from heaven Stillness, not a … More A Ripple

Falling Up

Word balloons drift from my lips Thoughts scrambled like secret code Restraining this odd feeling Emotions desperate to explode Instead of toppling to the ground I am lifted by loving hands Relearning to reveal myself Vulnerable to life’s new plans Miles of hard road lay behind This face not recognizable in the mirror A journey … More Falling Up