‘This umbrella tires of holding up the rain’

This umbrella tires of holding up the rain Her water proof nylon grown thin, ribs Starting to bend to the wind. A tired Whisper: “let the rain drench you.” Wind blown sideways, like the sky Asking for directions, falling To earth looking for suture to heal Us: our stars and their stories. This umbrella tires […]

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A Mother Watches Her Child from a Window

That child went off into the woods again Walked through the gap in the stone wall Over the seasons’ piles of collected leaves. Rain does not fall, but lurks about in air. Mist, perhaps, but really just a idle threat. I look out the window and down the hill Whose woods these are I know […]

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A Rainbow in Her Pocket

There is only one rainbow Father said to daughter How could that be, Daddy? She wisely asked in return. Because God gave it to me For safe keeping. In my pocket It stays until I see a lost soul On the horizon in need of it. This cannot be, she said. But why? Father asked, […]

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Catch a Firefly

Come and catch a firefly with me Like we are children playing free Alone in a field designed for us The grass, the trees, the flowers, Perfection. What shall we do with it? Put it in a jar, poked holes in lid, Watch it become our lantern? Or watch it languish alone? Dare we lift […]

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Weight Ocean Weight

Hiding inside the noise, their music seems an ocean Weight upon me, and I look to the fishes to teach The lessons of the songs. Hiding inside the noise My music an ocean weight inside me looking to teach Fishes the lessons of songs washed up on the beach. Hiding inside the noise a quiet […]

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Lovers Rubato

Without words, navigate me home, heart. Use fingers on ivory and detail the trail Each pebble, each tree, each flower, each pedal Some days, words seem so unnecessary Moments, more so, when forever stays not long enough With you, finding myself already home.

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Before We Sleep

Driving. Driven for miles and miles. Accelerator leg begins to ache, A nerve end grown annoyed at the stillness. Seat adjusted forward, up, down, and back Nothing calms the temperamental child Tossing tantrums on my cheeks: sneak attack! Stop. Stop! STOP! Get OUT! Put out this fire! Still driving. Driven miles and miles. Feigning appeasement, […]

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no ordinary day

that ordinary day my ocean died She took my hand led me through my deepest fears in Her gentle arms breathing salt air She whispered tides no one would notice they swallowed me we drank medronho far from the edge where fish offered nourishment healing and growth we sank we rose She washed over me […]

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In the Cafe 2

Coffee drunk, we find our hearts energized. Rain beats a rhythm inviting us outside to dance. The voices of Others sing a melody to our soul: Do not sit idle! Do not miss this moment!

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