For years now, I have loved her Somewhat imperfectly; We live and share a space, but have Our times of sparsity, When there is not that much to give, And even less to make: We do go on together, though, To overtake The problems that attend our lives Are such as all may see: The … Continue reading "Overtake"

Be Capricious

Be capricious, lavishly; Find a whim and set it free. Jump up on your favorite chair; Stay for far too long up there. Never mind your age or state; Play before it gets too late -- Be capricious, lavishly: Find a whim and set it free

On A Happier Street

When dark clouds came, For days you shuttered windows, Rechecked locks -- But the warnings were worse than the storm, And you missed weeks upon weeks of freedom. When the challenges came, You ran out to try all the things That everyone else said to try: Posting images of fabulous places And you looking amazing … Continue reading "On A Happier Street"

Her Thoughts

He's supposed to touch and make you feel The love he promised he would give. Between the real and the ideal Is where you've found a place to live So close to the periphery Still waiting on delivery. You both said things you meant to do, At least, that's what you thought it meant: But … Continue reading "Her Thoughts"

outside the apple house

we still want the untasted fruit for our own even when we know consequence may stay a lifetime


Some people say that where they are Is where they’re meant to be; For years, I never understood – Those comments puzzled me Sometimes, you’re down and desperate, As I was, long ago: I saw no reason at the time Why it needs must be so For almost thirty years ago I tried to end … Continue reading "Nightscape"


Rebecca always hated me I know, because she said: And if I passing, spoke to her I might as well be dead For all the interest she would show. But I would always try: And she might glance up from her book Or not, as I went by. But then, one day, she spoke to … Continue reading "Rebecca"

inhale gray

good and bad always coexist in this life to separate them is to tear life out of context we humans inhale gray but scream black and white

It Only Matters That You Are

IT DOESN'T matter who you are: How big, how small, how rich, how poor -- It only matters that you are, That is enough. You don't need more For what you feel to signify: The empty, and the full -- It doesn't matter who you are, You're Irreplaceable