Worlds away from a Slow Dance

Oh, I could tell you some stories, of characters I have known. I have seen the worst of humankind unfold before my eyes, leaving my heart cracked open and my soul broken. I have been restored from deep despair, where I cannot remain, by observing tender and loving acts between two, or entire nations. Unconditional …

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A Poet Prepares to Read

Only one more light before I turn left, then right. Ten more seconds to decide – Which lines will it be? What feels right on this Friday eve? Mind searching, scanning for the feel right poems. This one, too long. That one, too sad. Love is the answer that came to me, just before the …

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His last two quarters

An intimate and touching excerpt about adult children making end-of-life decisions just after their father took his final breath. A true story that is both highly personal and widely universal. ................................... “Have you considered what you would like your father to wear to the mortuary?” the hospice social worker, Shawn, asked. My brother, Nick, and …

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Lovers consuming Love

A reminder to pause and shop for tokens of affection a redundant expectation ~   for     hearts held in a lover’s grip        hearts that pump passion with each ruby drip A fiery connection sparked by a cosmic flame igniting an attraction guiding its own fate ~   for     lovers pulsating in a current of love ordained        lovers …

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a first Love that Endures

A connection made at the age of seven has sustained and nurtured me, guarded my privacy, given me a voice, captured my tears, helped me reflect and remember, encouraged my imagination and dreams, protected my prayers, listened without judgment, and allowed me to scream and swear. My close confidant has helped me become and sometimes …

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Autumn Delivers

After a long delay, I was finally able to spend some time with my daughter, who lives 1,200 miles away. We shared many special moments during my nine-day stay, that ended yesterday on a chilly afternoon. Revisiting her hugs, laughs, and beautiful town, cannot come too soon. The following poem, “Autumn Delivers” is dedicated to …

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Moon Dreams, Beams, and Schemes (audio poem)

Under the Same Moon (audio poem) One Full Moon, Three Perspectives Moon Dreams Desperate to rest from waking sleep the one who tosses, turns, and churns set out to find the color of midnight to eclipse a mind void of waking dreams her weary body resting near a tree gentle waves and swaying leaves replace …

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The Seen and Unseen that Moves all Things

Love is the theme this week. Not just the romantic connection felt between two, but the mysterious force that moves all things into being. The rhythm of life, everywhere can be seen from the tiniest seeds, to the tallest of trees from the deepest depths, to the highest peak The invisible and pulsing omnipotent force …

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Love Can Scatter the Clouds

The veil that blew away in the autumn wind is blowing toward me again. Just rest, close your eyes, sleep –   it is there you will find some peace, the floating shroud whispers its appeal. Enticing and inviting, are these thoughts of repose. More comforting than scabs being exposed – forcing me to relive …

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