Light

Light

I see your shadow moving Through the haze In search of light Beyond a window pane— The glow of traffic lights on winding roads And sun reflecting off the snow— Freedom from reality From what is and what ought to be Until you come undone and see A light within your...
When Seasons Change

When Seasons Change

I slept through September Through the sound of school bells and children’s laughter on the playground -In my pensive twilight sleep I thanked God for youth and innocence I fell apart in October Despite the scent of harvest wafting in the air And leaves like fallen...
Speak

Speak

Speak clearly so I can hear The words inside your head -without cadence or allusion- The thoughts you will not share Speak slowly so I can know What you forgave and why -And if forgiveness is untethered- When the truth will not subside Speak kindly so I can forget The...
Can I See You As You Were

Can I See You As You Were

Can I see you as you were And not as I wanted you to be? If reality conquers expectations Will you still be you? And will I still be me? As today prevails over yesterday Scars remind us who we are- When memory is rewritten And you are you and I am me I want to know a...
To My Daughter

To My Daughter

To my daughter— You are lovely and fragile In the best way possible Falling apart at times Is part of life I have watched you crumble From time to time Only to rebuild yourself And welcome the promise of A new day We are all much, much more Than what we see And what...
What Should I Say to Madness?

What Should I Say to Madness?

What should I say to madness? He is calling to me now Should I implore him to remain? Or, break away somehow? What should I ask of madness? He is waiting at my door Should I question his intentions? Or, give into him once more? What should I beg of madness? He is...