Receive, Release

Window of my chest opens to receive breath, breeze, memories sunlight and warmth of smiles taste of moist air before a snow cinnamon tea steam Window of my chest opens to release tension in my shoulders sighs from deep content a secret smile directed at mallards moving amidst grey clouds Window of my chest opens as … More Receive, Release

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Waiting Room

Mid-January waitingfor a yellow song of sunshine,for a little light,for forsythia blooms of blessingsfor my love to get out of surgery A woman in coverallspeppered in yellow paintwaits for the hallway elevator;it opens to spill a sunburst of laughterthen little light blessings of, “Have a good day!”as three transported strangersemerge and part ways Yellow-spattered cheersilently … More Waiting Room

MEMORY – by guest poet, Penny Hackett-Evans

Tree branches remember leaves they once held. Moon remembers its path across the sky. Clouds remember what it is like to disappear. Grass remembers green and always returns to it. The pen remembers ink it once held and how that ink has turned into words. Words remember what they were before they were thought. Cup remembers the silence of being empty. Table … More MEMORY – by guest poet, Penny Hackett-Evans

Intrepid Spirit

Plant one more bulb in your gardenyou’ll be grateful in the spring Do a jaunty jig while sorting socks,meditate while folding sheets Behold the blessings that sparkle your life,be transported by tiny delights Laugh with vigor for no reason at all,daydream about dancing snowflakes Journal beyond just three morning pages,delve past the brink of beginnings … More Intrepid Spirit

Hibernation (Winter Solstice 2022)

On the longest night, personal reflectionhums within my private hope It’s dusk of the year,activity, not faith, lies dormantinside my hibernation,surviving on the harvestof seasons’ inspiration This foundation of renewal,unnoticed, under the surface,needs no coaxing Fertile dreams will unfoldas slowly as the lengthening of daysuntil time is ripe for creative expression Happy winter solstice to … More Hibernation (Winter Solstice 2022)

Peace

Peace came to me today on wings of rowdy crows their joyous ruckus rocked bare branches amid wild winter’s wind Peace stayed with me today through carrot chopping rhythm, steam hissing from the Instant Pot, warm water washing hands Peace did slip away from me through a kitchen plumbing mishap,reading news of trials and scandals … More Peace

Misty Morn

Fog muddled boundaries between lake and sky. Six mallards, dark specks on the grey lake, chattered in a group; one lone male sat on the far side of the path. Blackbirds squawked, sparrows chirped; all obscured by the grey above. In the fervor of this curious weather, the lake was alive with fowl exhortation. A … More Misty Morn

Yin Yang 2022

I was too little as a childnow too big as an adulthot flashes make me sweatsweat makes me shiver I have days of busynessrunning errands, doing choresbut some days I just sit and thinkwindow gaze and write I do art, compose some poemswhen inspiration visitsbut when the muse vacationspaints and pen stay idol I should … More Yin Yang 2022