Old Lovers

Old lovers; dying to see each otherLovers; dying to see each otherDying to see each otherDying to seeDying;[leaving that corner...misshapened, chilled, hollow]And all I could muster wasIt was a good dreamIt was good to dreamIt was good to dream with youIt was good with youIt was goodIt wasn't good dying It wasn't good dying with … Continue reading Old Lovers

Silent Injustices

What a terrible series of battering must have happened to make a monster like that; disregarding pain in pleasure, chewing relentlessly on another's confidence and accomplishments... To this dim light dying in the dark, this love; this uncomplicated fuel, is for you. I see you in there. In corners and cracks, under shoes and without … Continue reading Silent Injustices

One Day

Audio Version: One Day Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com (One day death will find you and me in some "this-is-out-of-your-control" -way some random unforeseen way!)   So live! live now! today! right now! in every way! for all your days! say your piece! do your thing! and swing! higher than the day before! before … Continue reading One Day

Blessings To All, However You Grieve

To the quieter onesWhose sobbing is withinBehind things and what has beenMay you find comfort in chosen sanctuary, As the absence of your lightsgives notice andCasts the longest shadowsIn these our living rooms...Blessings to all, however you grieve.To the humorous and awkwardWhose grieving pulls at their centerAnd sometimes knocks another off their own...May you share your … Continue reading Blessings To All, However You Grieve

(small town)

She got her wishbut it was the one she hadn\'t thought out well enoughin fact it turned out to be something else entirelynot fluffy and nostalgicbut rusty wired and narrowsuffering from more than one arrownarrowly escaping I,indeed one was tragically lost,before even called our second dearthis is my heart holding that soul\'s tearthe kind held … Continue reading (small town)

No End

The sweetest sleepIs the one that keeps all burdens releasedwith what will no longer bepossibleno longer \"unstoppable\"all the heaviness dissipatesand with a brief chill beyond chillsthe slipping warmth the quaking betweenthe emptied endbegins again(JETodd 2015)

Hold Peace

[I was asked to start my grandmothers funeral when the minister was very late. This is a prayer from that day at her grave. She had danced on the site earlier, which was her beautiful way.] Hold peace with integrity when we acknowledge the strength of bonds made here Hold peace within your heart knowing … Continue reading Hold Peace