Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Screen

it draws them in
so bright so real
its sights and sounds
seduce the mind

escape its gift
from all beyond
and soon it steals
the joy of life

no need for sun
or wind or rain
no fragrant woods
or desert stream

for on the screen
all comes alive
and in the dark
their world unfolds

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


unbridled love
invades our soul
for others met
or how we live

no idle thought
or casual choice
no cautious step
or planned retreat

for passion rules
when once it strikes
and thence defines
our happiness

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I understand
their anger
a fervent need
for change

for many felt
their future hopes

but then to
vote for hatred
for one who
has abused

it shakes my
faith in humans
and leaves this
soul confused

Sunday, October 23, 2016


a pleasant meal
a rooftop view
so much to say
so long apart

old times relived
regrets unveiled
mistakes to share
and pain to hide

as two discuss
what came to be
of promise made
but never kept

the decades gone
no going back
what might have been
a futile thought