The Sun and the Moon #MondayBlogs

The sky has two true loves And sometimes they share her arching sphere With one expansive embrace She can hold all within her heart With still more love to give The sun and the moon Share the sky During midnight sun falls And early moonrises As northern summer Reaches beyond the horizon The sky blankets … Continue reading The Sun and the Moon #MondayBlogs

A Road Home

For all of the blue Mondays That passed in less than a blink The steps to home remain the same The memory of where I played Chasing fireflies through late dusks And the familiar faces from then to now The ache of those we miss Fades into the gratitude Of togetherness And the joys of … Continue reading A Road Home

Pastoral

I wonder dream the lives Within this farmhouse Does a woman rise and take her coffee Onto a porch overlooking her fields As I dream in the dark Miles and hours away? Does she fast from the headlines Of a world in disarray Remembering years that seemed somehow gentler? Does the find herself At end … Continue reading Pastoral

Skin #wwwblogs

The hours we celebrate This skin that stretches around us Are fleeting at best And the years strip away What has been held before us As beauty We reach a finish line Barely even women anymore Unless we realize Each wrinkle Every scar And those deadly battles won Make us defiantly female Beyond the standards … Continue reading Skin #wwwblogs

Waterlilies

Roots tangle unplanted A safety for the lazy swimmers below Screening the sunlight away From cooler depths And setting the bees to humming They dance along the surface Distracted by reflected flowers Sipping water Instead of nectar Fish tease the surface Peering between leaves A bright orange flash And then nothing And the flowers stretch … Continue reading Waterlilies

Control #MondayBlogs

The river doesn't think About the stones It tumbled beneath its current Nor the obstacles That should arrest it in place Instead it moves Impervious Unhesitatingly Flowing ever onward On its chosen path The river doesn't care That it should be stymied by dams Or dried up beneath the sun's heat Water changes shape To … Continue reading Control #MondayBlogs

Eternity

Empty vistas Midnight hued in their solitude A forgotten lonely impulse Stretching to the horizon line Where the crows dance on the thermals Wheeling out of balance A daredevil flight towards the ground We make landfall Tiny impressions on a great earth Invisible creatures Puffed up on our own importance Until we shed that skin … Continue reading Eternity