My sister asked, “Do you remember that morning at the beach?”
 How could I  forget?
A memory of us. Two children lost in fantasy, tiny feet dancing as the ocean kissed the sand. Accidental twins, our small bodies snuggled in white hoodies.
“You took a stick and drew a huge circle,” she said,
I remember.
“I drew a circle to protect us.”
I see her step inside the circle. She is careful not to smudge the rounded edges.
The circle was our make shift island. A sanctuary, both too young to appreciate, paused moments are fleeting. We didn’t know of danger.
The universe knew. Two sprites and a majestic sea. Brave and shivering as the winds blew. A shipwrecked dinghy, marooned on the sand. Their stick, an oar.
It was as if our mere survival depended on circles.
Circles were everywhere throughout our world. We scampered through dense forests, our hard backs kissed by a honeyed sun. When night fell, two wolf pups mapped the stars and howled beneath a buttery moon.
We studied planets. Ever curious, our questions wheeled with ‘whys.’ Never sure, we chased certainty’s tail, passionate in our quest for truth.
We embraced circles. In the 70’s it was mandalas, knotted bandanas about our heads, and bracelets upon our wrists. We drove cars round blocks, cities, and countries, always to circle back home.
We are all circles.  The whorls on our fingertips, the irises of our eyes, our DNA cells, to the egg that gave us life.
 She asked, “Will life break us apart?”
“Never,” I said. ” If we drift apart, we’re returned by centrifugal force and universal law. Our fingers, forever tangled by an invisible thread that binds.”
She reaches for my hand.
Our circle is strong.

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 stay right here, beside you

Through the brutal and the beautiful

I’ll love you for all time

 

 

 

 

~  storm lullabye

The universe is a painter. A hushed brush slips over  canvas. Indigo kisses grey. The sky rips open in a shower of scattered pearls. Land stills beneath Winter’s touch.

Snowflakes tumble, blanketing the lonely streets. Crystals shimmer and tease shadows. Moonlit ribbons drape the dark. From the forest’s edge, he steps. 

The silence is deafening.

And I stand enchanted by the wonder of it all. 

 

~ A lone wolf guards my heart

 

 

~enchanted

Star Wish

 

Would it be alright,

if I sit awhile?

Like a candle in the dark.

Would it be alright,

Could you hold my hand?

Be my anchor in the night.

And when I’m lost

Will you find me?

Cause baby, I’m falling like a star wish

 star wish, star wish

Falling like a star wish

Straight to you.

And would it be alright,

if I leaned in?

Please~ whisper, “It’s okay.”

Is it alright,

can I stay one night?

And sleep these tears away.

Cause baby, I’m falling like a star wish

 star wish, star wish

See me falling like a star wish

Straight to you.

 Lyrics

Rebel Soul

You have winter in your soul

I watch you.

Your story, silenced
By monsters
That prey in the light

I know you.

Forged by Love and Loss
A rebel soul
Cut down

I feel you.

Your scotch taped heart
Pressed against my chest
Drums a warrior’s cry

I love you.

Believe in heroes
Hold my hand
Together, we’ll charm their dark

Spring is just round the corner

~ enchanted

Artemis and Sailor

The sky was clear and the moon full.

He whispered, “Love is a powerful drug.”

Artemis blushed.
“Show me an ocean,” she murmured, “ I’ll summon a tide to save your stranded soul.”

His eyes narrowed.

“Show me the moon,” she said.
I’ll pick a star to light your path.”

In that moment he understood how it felt: addicted.

~ Artemis and Sailor