Summer Breaks

The summer breaks, and skies come down,
It’s more than we can understand,
No safety anywhere in town
As darkness falls across the land

Let ev’ry heart that is awake
Take heed: the summer’s born to break –
As we are, when the feelings come
That leave us overwhelmed
And numb

to float and fly

to float and fly, to soar and sing:
this is a part of human joy —
to start with feet but then, take wing –
a must for every girl or boy —

lest we forget, mid years wide-flung:
life isn’t easy for the young,
they want to reach, to touch the sky —
feel what it is, to float
and fly

Amid the Winter Stars

He walks amid the winter stars,
His feet are clad with snow and ice;
Away from critics, kings, and cars
Is somewhere he calls paradise

The solitude is like a salve,
There’s joy in all he’s come to have;
He stretches – though he’s still the scars –
And walks amid the winter stars

Attention Deficit

Wheree’er she is, she isn’t there;
Distracted easily, and fast,
Her mind is always off somewhere,
Although that, too, will rarely last —

“It’s a disorder,” she’s heard said,
But more like order in her head:
To take each fleeting thought at face,
And never stay too long one place