Snapshot: Drinking Hot Chocolate

it’s just a moment, here then gone – a present thought that’s soon past tense to help me realize that love’s the only thing that could make sense

The Picture Clear

Sometimes we paint the picture clear; The days of winter love and joy — But others know a different truth: The lonely girl, or lonesome boy Who wear the mask of perfect lies From our encyclopedia That we the outside world will show By means of social media. The truth is mixed, it’s good and … Continue reading "The Picture Clear"


Forming sights of season, Plenitude and plenty; Like a raid on reason, Magic made by many – Coldness can be covered, Lovers will be warming: High the hope has hovered By the faith that’s forming

Speak lightly then of grief.

Speak lightly then of grief, and careful tread; For many secrets known are borne alone, And far within belief, the honored dead Must make their way, but never leave our home. Do you the secret know that dulls this pain? Have you the words of wisdom few have seen That sprinkles anesthetic on the soul … Continue reading "Speak lightly then of grief."


Eyes closed, it’s spring. They’re laughing, and you and I Are sharing the wry looks of young Parents wondering how they’ll manage All of this chaos Eyes open, we’re here: They’ve all grown, and gone, and you and I Are sharing the spare looks of old Parents wondering how’ll they’ll manage All of this silence … Continue reading "Parents"

Lights Down

My eyes have failed me long, I know. And Christmas trees have been a blur Should I not have my glasses on And sometimes, when I do — But still: I turn the lights down, and I sit in wonder of it all. The memories of what has gone Just know to me or you … Continue reading "Lights Down"

The Spell

The spell of love is cast Cross time and distance vast, It’s ropes are light and slack indeed, But still we are held fast By what seems barely there, By fantasies, and air, But though we see it coming not It finds us, everywhere