Loving the Rough Edges

Specks of dust glide in slow motion while a hypnotic dance performs within the light of the morning sun. Eyes dry filled with fairy dust, collecting their magic in a blue silk bag. Your strong arms, now stretching deliberately they pull my willing body close.  In the distance, a lawnmower is cutting nature’s carpet as […]

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River’s Song

I hide within her rolling peaks and float with ferns that line the river Playing the snapping turtle’s shell pulsating sounds echo in rhythm Scarlet Tanagers singing along with warblers from their thin branches Water moccasins slither like ribbons in the wind close to her long lip Young Blue-fronted Dancers perform a colorful salsa within […]

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Lonely Children

Trees wrap resilient arms tenderly around small children, who are crying out for hugs—haunted by lost memories of holding hands of friends and delivering laughter with loved ones they no longer see. Like fledglings with young minds, they wonder why the world they know, without warning, is experiencing a metamorphosis.   Clapping and swinging their long […]

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Dancing Dragonflies

The fly fisherman is performing ballet with his lineCelebrating God’s creation with the rising sunshine Viewing the immense buck in a soft meadow of cloverFloating on a tender moment until my pain slid over Retinas reflecting the brilliant yellow of the sunflowerSquirrels eat the seeds as they bend their giant tower Dragonflies carry fairies across […]

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A Child’s Prayer

Oh light where did your splendid sparkle goTo touch the heaven that I knowWhere I visit God and sit upon His lapI talk with Jesus, lay upon a lion, and take a napJoyful colors make a rainbow of love that can danceAngel wings soar, and fragrance doth enhanceThe brilliance of the moment in the skyI […]

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Earthly Ornaments

Our Lord reaches down and kisses the earth softly.Angels cry tears creating melodious mist on strings,garden spiders create to entertain tourists for lunch.Astounding smells of infused beauty melting before me.Tuberose absolute mixing with gardenias and gliding,stroking smooth skin uniting with sweat into gloriousaromas of coconut and sun caressed bodies – chatting.Swaying in the wind are […]

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Imagination

Gazing upward like a coloring pad of indigo and cobalt blueJoy effervescing inside her lingering indulgent bubble bathLight as morning waffles clouds are whirling day time hues Laying between two cotton fields plowed, left white fluff stillIt smells of clay, honeysuckle and gardenias her feet inhaleMagical brush fashioned a cottontail that went against his will […]

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A Day Adrift

Gentle winds weep as gusts carry toilsome burdens swiftly alongMermaids, fairies, and whales join in this hauntingly woeful songOld legs holding up sorrowful eyes cry blood upon the empty streetRusted iron table, only one chair left where her friends would meetHeavy skies release a burden and clouds bring forth a dense rainCovering porch swings, hobby […]

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Lockless

Keyless is my lock, yet I readily surrender myself completely,to my thinning skin with shadows of whispers and prickling flesh.Secrets buried beneath a stratum of my dried and cracking crust,as my haunting heart hungers for a yielding stillness, I can truly trust,until my essence is so sweetly scented fading back into ash and dust. Struggling […]

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