Wednesday, January 1, 2020

24 Seasons of Winter

With one dance, one glance,
one kiss,
24 Seasons of Winter
melted away
The Great Thaw.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Healing

He pressed his body
inside mine
like a preacher
at an old-time, big tent revival
and commanded,
"Be Healed".

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Story

Play me like a guitar
as I read you with my hands
 the way a blind man
reads a book 
written in Braille,
lingering on every word
until I know 
every page
by heart.
The type of book 
where the reader
slowly falls in love
with the main character
and sweetly thinks about him
long after the story ends.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Déjà vu

"Did I know you in a previous life?" he asked.
I replied through a side glance 
and a crooked smile,
"Yes. We were Vikings together,
sailing the stormy seas
way back in the year of
one thousand sixty three".

Waves were not alone
pounding against the stern.
Beneath the dragon-head prow
he would keep me warm.
And on nights the ocean was quiet,
under the sails, 
we made our own storm.

That was last I saw him,
tangled limbs and hair,
a thousand years ago
wrapped in seal skins
without a care.

Until that night he grabbed my hand
and pulled me out to dance.
In shyness and confusion
I could barely give him a glance.

Though my eyes may have deceived me,
in a moment of Déjà vu,
once within his arms
my body said,
"Oh. It's YOU."

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Autumn of My Life

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour

And so I begin again.
With complete abandon.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

All I Need

It's cold out here tonight

I'm worn out from the fight

I catch my breath
And pray for rest

Last night I had the most terrifying dream.  You stopped loving me.  I was captive in a horrible, unnatural world where I could feel the physical pain of my heart breaking, I could hear the sobbing of my own cries, and feel the wetness of my own tears. I was begging you to love me again. All the furniture, walls, and floors had been stripped out of our home. There was nothing left. In utter desperation, I ran down darken streets screaming out that this could not be happening. It felt impossible, unbearable, for you to not love me. I was going to die if you stopped loving me.

By morning light, I knew that you dying was not the most terrible thing that could ever happen to me; because you still love me and always will.  That's all I need.

Still a fire burns,
 lighting up the room

I know You're here with me

You wrap me in Your arms,

Like only You can do,
I know You're all I need
With You, I'll always be

Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Beginnings

This woman, much the Other Side of Midlife,
begins a new journey tomorrow.
I'll be flying to Los Angeles for a week of training with the
Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
to be trained in the

I forsee this becomming a Ministry for me,
providing tutoring to children in need and perhaps change a life or two along the way.
It's already been life-changing for me.
Love and prayers appreciated.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

I Am In Need of Prayer...

Prayers for discernment, please and thank you.
I am so afraid of more changes,
even when I know how much gain
there will be.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 ... Here's the Plan

You're so hard on yourself.
Take a moment.
Sit back.
Marvel at your life;
  at the grief that softened you,
  at the heartache that wisened you,
  at the suffering that strengthened you.
Despite everything,
you still grow.
Be proud 
of this. 

P.S.  Please keep smiling.

Saturday, December 23, 2017