Star Blessings

You appreciate themoonwhen it is a faintsliver beforesunrisethat you would have missedhad you not been up in thedarkto comfort Star Baby I found this poem I jotted down early, early one morning. Star Baby was our cat for 20 years. At the end she needed lots of care but also gave much love back. She … More Star Blessings

Chance

I walk an improbable path chance led to my conception chance led to my homeland by chance I chose to write by chance I found my soul mate I grasp at spinning opportunities never redundant, always flowing choosing by chance what’s available to create my unsummed life Photo by Nathan Dumlao courtesy of Unsplash

Feather

I sat in the glider outside this morning To begin my meditation Birds’ songs and squawks filled the air A single feather rocked back and forth As it journeyed from a tall tree To land on the glider beside me  It was not symmetrical Yet was still in good shape Blue and white tipped in … More Feather

Playing Pigs

It’s a gamble do I roll again or stick? If I roll a nothing, I have risked it all If I roll a something I get to roll again All or nothing it’s a gamble not so much like life where if I lose I often still get another chance Yet it reminds me that … More Playing Pigs

Salvation

For the three-house span walk  from her bus stop a child lingered to rescue earthworms washed to the sidewalk by the rains. One by one she lifted each little being in spite of its wriggling resistance to her rescue and returned it to its moist lawn habitat, repeating the process every few steps all the way home. For … More Salvation