Happy Birthing Day

31 and sorrow's done and winter's gone behind I look ahead to sunlit roads and map them out in mind That shadows still will fall, and yet...

On A Good Day

The rustling of robin's wings At sunset, viewed through hammock strings And apples heavy on the bough. Summer ticks quickly to its close...

Translucents

They bruise like peaches With every shaking of the branch As they collide and sweeten And with every blow their skin attests the name And...

Curious Memories

I remember the first time I ever dry swallowed pills. I was 10 and we were in a rest stop overlooking green grass And the Pacific rushed...

Firework Freak

In case you didn't already know I've felt like this my whole life And I realize it doesn't show But that doesn't mean it isn't truth My...

Full Sky

How gladdened when, glancing up, My gaze is caught by stars Those lights have not dimmed They belong all to themselves And all themselves...

Where Are You?

I choke on screams, tears hot and piling, refusing to drop. This panic wells, not subsiding, barely ebbing before growing And there is no...

Blackberries

Digging up these thorny stumps Thriving on ignorance On tolerance On laissez-faire and devil-may-care I am struck by how far they reach...

Covid

While the world watches with bated breath And louder sounds the toll of death We wait Behind our doors, within four walls, Under a...

Animal

I spent so long pretending to be human Learning to walk with my head up and To speak the words I mean Without choking on apologies I'm...

Untitled

All those people in there acting like If they give the right to live to others It means less life for them And I know that mood--a woman,...

Hair 1

I started biting my nails instead of chewing on my hair And then I wore it rolled along my temples like Dorothy And my arms ached,...

Found

There you are! Can't believe I lost you While trying to heal you up to where I Want to be and you are I and we are we And it's no...

The Stair

The mirror at the foot of the bed catches my reflection My hair is too short to be beautiful My eyes too small to see holiness I am not...

Haiku by Joe Bombadil

Enveloping storm Bleakest dark, sun whispering Tempest yields, rainbow

Drop It

I am going to the edge of the world Where water fills with periwinkle nectar And my heart opens Having been gentled into it Through long...

Self as Home

Here lies the adventure of a lifetime Wild and divine, the universal home Of each soul's ancestry. Do you smell it? Do you take in that...

Sunrise

The glow spills over, orange as his hair On that pillow hugging mine, Filling a clarified sky from which A swatch was cut to make his...

Delphic Ecstatics

the hummingbird arches its body pierces the flower gorges itself on nectar the flower sprawls open under light and motion basking as it...

Girl with Flowers

Girl with flowers Standing in the sand Up to her hips and Plucking petals "Do you love me?" They turn to seeds And she flings them In an...

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