Rhythm of Life

fairies play music on silken threads left by tiny worms a child somewhere dreams of dancing on her tippy toes lonely is the haunting sound of the saxophone a grandmother holds her daughter’s child the first time tears leave a salty trail on beautiful black skin red and orange waltz across the sky, dancing into […]

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Memories Etched in Photographs

Pussy willows motion to a yellow warbler, for its pollen drips like liquid gold. Focusing your lens, you beckon your loving directions softly to me. My heart hastens its beat, warming me, as I follow your instructions. Flip flops shed on the pond’s edge, where we have poured our passion and fed our love. My […]

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Gifts of Love

your heart’s chamber bleeds into minerare its color, like the yellow cardinalcaressing unsung spaces and introducing virgin treasuresa lock of my red hair you wear around your neckbracelets made from dried forget me knots, and lavenderinside your pocket a song I wrote, stained with a captured tearthe hat you wore so many years ago when […]

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God is Waiting

The fine hairs of the tree moss,talk to one another in a languageonly they know. Years have gone since the heavybranches have felt the weightof heavy winter snow. The earth preserves herself withina cavity of love, as many thingshave fallen to slumber. Years ago when the moonlightbrought a trail of tears, Godtalked of such wonder. […]

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Flutist

the heart is a cage that traps birds with no wingsblack keys on the piano play their neighbors in whitefor they will sing for the voiceless birds tonight in the distance air blows over handmade holesmaking chamber music for forty-three-thousand yearscalming the restless and weary as they bleed tears the warrior is a victor, still […]

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Valley of Flowers

faces blending with a canopy of smiling cloudsas one we drift towards the vast firmamentsour bodies slowly melding into one beingcreating a celestial prism dispersing lightinto the colors of the rainbow energies floatin heavenly dust, crimson, sapphire and golden huesa spiritual mission of universal yearning to followone another through this life and on to the […]

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My God

a tear ran down the circular stairschasing after its salty twintiny candles burned out loud in songuntil wick and wax were tiredeyelashes fluttered until taking flightsad eyes red from sorrow glimpsedfeet frolicked in red high heel shoesthenceforth wheels held brittle bonesyoung baby twins cried at a funerala grandmother never to be knownhe who died without […]

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The Fallow

A man stood up in a field, he was dirty and his hair mattedHer smile met his, and she and this homeless man chatted Where did you come from sir she asked already knowingWell I lost a boot and was searching, the girl smiled sowing Seeds of love for some might need planting like a […]

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A Harvest Psalm

Oh, how the breeze places movement gently upon the wheat in the field of plenty. The soft breath of the wind takes its stretching top, heavy with grain, and gently rocks. Rivers of dazzling dark and light golden color burst forth like a river bounding with fish swimming in timeless schools of laughter. Talk to […]

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Climbing Trees

Sweat oozed from my pores as I ran toward the barnSand spurs stung the bottoms of my fleeing feetAs I sprinted wildly toward Margie’s southern farmI prayed my drunk daddy would do me no harm In the woods, I had played with dollies and climbed treesThe big three, one with a treehouse I had visited […]

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