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

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

Homebody

A retreat to recalibrate Getting to know me The stillness is my song Even my shadow is carefree Do not fear aloneness Embrace it openly Reconcile the musty past History is your eternity This respite is a turnabout Along an unwritten journey Breathing in the spectral day Threading together each memory I’ve wandered and lived … More Homebody

Your Moment

Every moment belongs to you To soar or to disappear from view Each grain of sand is your time Every step an opportunity to climb The clock hands travel in a loop Singular, not part of any group Time etches memories on your face No other matter could fill your space The star in your … More Your Moment

Elemental

My optimism rockets into the clouds Light-headed, yet a majestic view On Earth, life resembles a conga line Memories turn like a corkscrew — Does mortality become clearer by longevity Or perpetual rolling tides rocking us to sleep True, expensive, aged wine is more poignant But misguided risks are ever dark and deep — The … More Elemental

O Claire

Oh Claire, why can’t I tell you? Revealing my soul, coming clean You catch me looking at you, yes I’m bewildered My words tangle when I say what I mean Oh Claire, of course I stare When you glance in the mirror I see more than your reflection Even my life becomes clearer Oh Claire, … More O Claire

It’s Never Too Late

Moments are hopeful, wishful. Time is a demon, independent-minded. Not doddering, but cagey. Memory blinded. Inventing reassuring stories. Lost in our own shadow. Gray, ghostly sunsets. Missing flavors of the rainbow. Keeping ourselves at arm’s length. Leaning on a crutch of a dream. Safely for any tomorrow. Circling on the Gulf Stream. What is gone, … More It’s Never Too Late