Dear Livy

six years in life and you thirty years since sending you into the world every day adds confidence you are dearer to me than the year before let us look forward without fear without depression love will be sufficient I hail this day

Dear Former Self, 2018

Congratulations are in order! You have survived deep cuts whose scars will never disappear You came out swinging TKO to the past like a prize fighter in the ring The future knows no bounds It still hurts but the pain has taught you that you…

Morning Coffee

A hush had fallen over the house electric coffee pot brewing grab the canteen from the shelf fill to fuel your adventure for the day as you survey the fog hovering over the concrete blocks down by the dock silvery in the moonlight waning as…

The Secret Garden

Long forgotten neglected beautiful in its chaos she turned the key and pushed gasping, she sensed a kindred spirit something tangible that was as wild as she felt inside as she brought it back to life the garden returned the favor

You are my favorite flavor. You taste of salt, tea and hot chocolate   I breathe you in. You smell of sawdust, surf and sweat   You smell like mine

Under the Old Oak Tree

There is a ghost under the old oak tree, dreaming of a past life when he roamed free   Confined to this place now where he loved and toiled, still wearing clothes stained with sweat and soil   He wonders, how much longer is his…

Keep Out

The keyhole to her heart Was covered with Heavy chains And padlocks Anyone else Would have heeded this Unwritten Keep Out sign But he didn’t

Recurring Dream

It is always the same You standing in the shadows, waiting Until the time is right You ask, Will I? I look at you as tears fill my eyes My heart says, Yes My mouth says, No

When the Trees Whisper

Silent they stand Watching over us Unbothered by squirrels climbing And birds nesting   But when the wind comes Their secrets they spill Whispering to one another As gossip passes across town   Neighbors agitated by these sentinels’ betrayals Doors slam, tempers rise, heads ache…