and you are too lovely to be cast aside, too patient to be denied, far too clever to be dismissed much stronger than you know. ~ to our daughters
She wasn’t just any rose, She was the whole damn garden Yet, you couldn’t see past her thorns. Patient, she waited for you to notice Her love- abundant. In sunshine, she bloomed In rain, she folded herself Her scent drove you mad Crushed, she oozed hot-sweet pleasure Green tea and lemons, A spoonful of honey. Her touch, intoxicating Soft as velvet, artful You swore … Read More Damask
I believe in miracles The unseen hand of divine agency, manifesting hope of extraordinary wonder This is why I believe I’ll find you again Against all odds Standing outside a doorway or inside a crowded coffee shop You’ll smile and say, ‘What took so long?’ And that will be it. I will be home.
You ask, “Who am I?” You are, The pieces of every woman who came before your time Scraps of chintz, lovingly stitched together Calico cloth from an Auntie’s tattered dress Pearl buttons cut from a Grandmother’s worn sweater Poetic whispers in the night A prayer to the stars Oil and water Loss and Love These women formed you whole How do you honour … Read More
~ an excerpt from a life Some days, my mother prefers to read, ignoring my presence. In those moments, we are adrift. Mother and Daughter slip past one another, like ghost ships in the night. I fail to tow her back to now, to us, to me. Today she stares off into the distance, a novel in hand. Her eyes close. She pauses. … Read More
If you are lost, can’t find a way Like a search light I shall find you Pluck you from the stormy seas And turn the tides to shore If you get scared when their monsters’ play Like a blanket I shall cover you And tuck you close, be your shield It’s all just smoke and mirrors So hush sweet angel No more tears I’ll … Read More
The saddest moment is when you realize that the people you love, the ones you’d give anything for, are the very same whose smiles mirrored sunbeams behind a curtain of darkness. The same who served you sweet tea, soured in deceit. ~broken trust