Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012

Mayans said, "It ends."
Earth says, "Not yet, still turning;
Get that shopping done!"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11, 2012

Drifting snow feathers
Float aimlessly; leave only
Faint talcum traces.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Fall's russet kisses
And amber caress gild leaves
Once mid-summer green.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

Grief like a river
You must swim across, careful
So as not to drown.

I cannot dive in.
There are others I care for
Who depend on me.

They cling to my arms,
Together we wade, slowly;
Feet step, tears flowing.

The other bank, dim;
Peace and  memories lie there
Waiting to be found.

We can make it there,
But first we must be willing
To get ourselves wet.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

Mom, Cheshire Cat-like
Fading a little each day
Leaving just those eyes.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

Winter in my heart
Sunshine blooming spring outside
Grief cannot slow life

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

I know who you are,
Though I cannot remember
I should know your name.

Pain grabs and frightens;
What is this inside of me?
I am not myself.

Slow down and let go;
Float into an unknown sea
Surrounded by love.