Hush

Sunday

Beyond her window, the world rests

Stone still

Hushed

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As snowflakes tumble

It’s quiet out there

Her eyes look up

For a moment

Imagines herself a child again

Hands raised

Twirling, wondering

beneath a halo of white

While the world stands

Stone still

Hushed

And it is achingly beautiful there.

 

 

Autumn Light

Kissed by autumn’s softened light

I sit at my desk

Writing, wondering

The moment simple, quiet

Surrounded by words and thoughts

Tucked away memories

A gentle sadness, softened by time

Rustles

As I cast a spell of silence and peace

 

The wind whispers your name

Rock a bye, rock a bye

Siren’s sing you home

Rock a bye, rock a bye

To a land suspended in time

Rock a bye, rock a bye

Hush your weary mind

Rock a bye, rock a bye

Do not fear the journey

The stars, your compass

 

Memories flutter like cranes

Lifted higher upon the wind

Your love is true

Rock a bye, rock a bye

Our souls shall meet again

On the other side of time

Rock a bye, rock a bye

 

 

 

beautiful words

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i want to write beautiful words

of moonbeams mingling with starlight

inky skies awash in an infinite universe

of glistening raindrops slipping

a baby’s nuzzle

of gentle hugs for fractured hearts

only speak beguiling words

of enduring promise

for a collective world

of empathy and oneness

sing lilting cradlesongs

of an endless lullaby

 

I want to write beautiful words

But my heart is weary

 

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I stepped through the forest and stood at the edge of a pond

The surface rippled forth to kiss my feet

Unexpected, a flash of red

A black swan glided, weightless upon opaque waters

 

Slowly it circled

Majestic, proud, head held high

Enchanted, I stood.

As if illustrated on the pages of a fairy tale.

 

 

 

 

I Remember

I remember you.

A father and my rock

“Let’s go,” you said.

Long car rides, the songs we sang off-key.

Rebels in the wind

I remember.

 

I remember you.

Reaching for the dial

Slam up the volume

Me. Switching the station to Jim Morrison’s lyrics

Rebels in the wind

I remember.

 

I remember you.

The rock candy laughter Saturdays

The ocean we sailed

The campfires and crab shucks on the beach.

Rebels in the wind

I remember.

 

I remember you.

Once lost, then found anew

Your lowered mortal head

The words you spoke, wary, shielded, and broken

Rebels in the wind

I remember.

 

I remember you.

Late- nights under glittering stars

The biting scent of cigar

“Sit awhile,” you said. Together wrapped in silence.

Rebels in the wind

I remember.

 

I remember you.

Your compassion and your wit

Where have you disappeared?

A presence sensed; hidden, you pace alongside me.

Rebels in the wind

I remember.

 

Anchor

You anchor my heart

Weigh it down

Heavy, thumping, stone still

 

Leaving behind a ruffled mind

Sleep eludes me

You steal dreams like a thief

 

Your words rustle round

Encircling, blowsy, gone

Maddening beats, false whispers

 

Left me to evermore wonder

Did you care?

As you kicked me to the ditch