Monthly Archives: June 2014

Encounter with Carmen

She’s been widowed for months We see each other briefly between shifts in our weekly visits to the silent chapel Long months of care giving and now aloneness have etched her face in sorrow and fatigue She looks hungry for … Continue reading

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Purpose

Grow me oh Lord, our vine into a branch of you strong and flexible Flower me with color Stretch my life’s canvas with your artist’s hands Create in me your image abundant love true and full of joy Above all … Continue reading

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NIght Blooming Cactus

How did I miss your blooming? You grew like a child, too quickly Your buds were full of promise I did notice— kept you fed and watered But my care became routine a pitfall of time passing My attentions scattered … Continue reading

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Prayer for Calm

My anger blows like a windstorm at times out of nowhere or everywhere at once Sometimes it’s just a whisper, never far from reach It snaps at me when I’m disappointed full of judgment or unforgiving I bristle when criticized … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Well

The snarls of life hold me captive in the daybreak of my darkness His gaze sees through me to the spark I think is gone smothered in the night by thirsty passions spent in worthless flings I call my loves … Continue reading

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Poets’ Voice

Poets give voice to thoughts mined in hearts answer their call– go deeper Grapple with questions answered by mystery Poets grant dreams a place to distill in darkness gleam without pretense like sun on silkened webs deceptively enduring Poets seek … Continue reading

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Clyde’s Grief

He doesn’t cry, or talk it out It’s not his thing But he does work and sometimes writes when the feelings are too deep to speak and the tears too damned to spill His mother died He did not cry … Continue reading

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Weeping Pine

You’re like an injured pine standing tall in a crowded forest honey colored sap for tears I’ve passed you by without notice many times before living on the edge a corner beggar with an outstretched hand I’ve made you invisible … Continue reading

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Writer’s Envy

I begin to sift her words copy them off weathered pages imagine they are my own their rich musicality and muscle their layered depth and texture but alas and hurrah I arrive at the truth These unique weavings of words … Continue reading

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Desert Chapel

Sunrise thaws the morning chill with warmth of rosen hues frames golden plants bleached pale masterful survivors all Light saturates sky to blue shimmers endless sands gifting bristled cacti limbs a beauty all their own Thorns hide softness till the … Continue reading

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