Monday, December 10, 2018


Pick one. Give it a try.

One of the gifts
God has given me
Is the one
Of making connection.
Every instance
Do you know
This person?
Have you ever thought
About this?
I have never been good
At telling people
What to do,
Just holding possibilities
On an
Hors d'oeuvres plate
Pick one
Give it a try.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Step two

Sometimes step two is all there is.

When we name steps
We have no idea
How many steps
Come next.
It remains
To be seen
But first
Step two
Then step three.
Sometimes step two
Is all there is.
Then we breathe.
Think about
What comes next.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Just like in the movies

Just like in the movies

I can often tell
When I wake up
Particular songs
What the sound track
For the day
Will be.
My Beloved and I
Wish each day
Came prepared
With a sound track
Happy bouncy music
When sun
Is around
The corner
Foreboding music
When something
Is ready
To leap out
From the bushes.
Just like
In the movies.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

All it takes is one person

All it takes is one person

There is always risk
When we let anything
Into the world.
It will not find
An audience
All it takes
Is one person
To hear
One person
To listen
There is hope
Might be well
All it takes
Is one person.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Kitchen window

One more in the "lady in red" series.

The lady in red
Has a kitchen window
Always lit.
For her?
For the ducks?
From the looks of it
It appears
She is always home.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Always others

The older cat has moved to the kidney disease infusion stage. The younger cat continues racing through the house. This is the way of things. 

There must always be
Two cats
One older
One younger.
There is learning here.
Not just for them
Also for us.
When one sickens
Then dies
Another must be found.
This is the way
Of living creatures
Even cats
Who might prefer
To reign over
The household
We say
There are always
Don't forget
There are always others
Even if
One is
A cat.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Mirror balls

What have you just noticed?

Just noticed
The lady in red
Who lives across the creek
Has a mirror ball
In her backyard.
My Beloved says
It's been there
All along.
It's my gift today
To notice.
So many things
Have been there
All along
And we just noticed.
I dare say
It's the way
Of most
Such gifts
Mirror balls
The world.