Wednesday, June 24, 2020


a bowl of lights
some long dark
born of suns and
fuel for more

some in youth
some near death
their furnaces spent
over eons of time

most bathe planets
with heat and light
many spawn life
simple or advanced

we stand in awe of
these distant suns
and wonder who
is peering back

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Thinking Back

I'd like to think
I had no clue
no warning sign
of what might come

twas easier
to stay the course
not rock the boat
or risk the pain

no questions asked
though many rose
nor words expressed
that should have been

and so in time
it came to be
and now I think
of what I knew

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Seasons of Life

love and fragility
dependence and joy
faith and innocence
peace and trust

doubt and anger
sorrow and pain
joy and freedom
passion and loss

love and commitment
fear and trust
passion and acceptance
control and release

nostalgia and sorrow
pride and regret
hope and acceptance
freedom and love

fear and dependence
anger and doubt
trust and contentment
fragility and release

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Stream of Life

arising in
secluded pools
life takes hold
a fragile form

then motion stirs
now unconstrained
a cautious search
among the rocks

and soon endowed
with confidence
boundaries now
respect its path

and for a time
a raging stream
that carves its way
thru walls of stone

then farther on
the torrent calms
as waters spread
to nourish all

at last the flow
begins to die
clogged by sand
or drowned by sea