Anticipation

a thick hush

rolls like fog across the mountain

a wavering moonbeam

cuts like a knife through the tall fir

a shadowy figure

stands like a statue on the dock

a slow hand

lifting

coffee filled canteen

breaks

the spell.

Discomfort

Like a pebble loose in my shoe

your face

your smile

bouncing around my memories

rubbing tender spaces raw

Jigsaw – Limerick #1

lone puzzle piece found

under kitchen table and on the ground

I pick  it up & examine every side

then ponder this futile attempt to hide

& pop it in between rose bud and wrinkled hound

 

 

Perspective

red may be too bright &

yellow too glorious

some days are meant to be

muted &

delivered in generous blue

and soft spoken green.

Broken

your unspoken promise

shatters

at my feet.

shards of shimmering

opportunity

pierce my ankles.

my bloody footsteps

leave

a trail down

stairs & hallways.

I won’t be back.

Time & Relativity

lie awake in the misty morning

and time is

a fast flowing stream

sounding the alarm

too quickly.

lie awake in the quiet of midnight

and time is

a thick muddy swamp

oozing with danger

and disappointment.

Ancestors

If you listen you will hear them-

calling,

whispering,

warning,

across space… across time.

listen

& you can hear them-

on the wind,

riding waves,

wrapped in music.

listen

they are right here

celebrating,

encouraging,

guiding.

if you listen.

Conspiracy

they

don’t

want you to know.

MAGIC

is everywhere.

to fortify!

to power!

to prevail!

they

would

keep this from you, if

they

could.

they cannot.

it is your birthright.