Category Archives: poetry

Tangled Tears

Tangled Tears                          I’m close to the ground pulling weeds beneath our tree the breeze ruffles my hair while I listen for my chimes to sing their ring There is silence. I lift my gaze to see metal tubes tangled … Continue reading

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Vanity

Vanity Release to others the image of your face you can never see it on your own Mirrors and camera lenses distort the truth Choose instead, reflections from a still blue pond to paint your best likeness when the wind … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Rain

Within arms distance glassy sheen gleams on top of my weeds pearls from some distant sea translucent with joy like a child’s eyes after rain when puddles beckon come play and the grass glows emerald green Perhaps I’m in Ireland … Continue reading

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Sunny Silence

“The secret to joy: never suppress positive curiosity ; Get involved, because life is meant to be lived.” Pope Francis I step into the Walmart super-store and see them right away. “WOW,” I say out loud, with no one near … Continue reading

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In the broken place where we live, hope can be found in the cracks If a dandelion can push herself up from the earth though a sliver of light in cement and be called a weed —or a flower by … Continue reading

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Cactus Garden and Rose Garden

CACTUS GARDEN Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca Carrying their thorns proudly in ways we don’t think of, they reach tall, arching strong knowing each prickly spear each stay-away-from-me spike is part of who they are. Their blooming will arrive in … Continue reading

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Purging

Mixing in the muck of memory debris she sorts through feelings giving them names frames them in new ways though they still weigh heavy with silence like sunken skipping stones seeking new homes and the chance to play another day … Continue reading

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