I am from a sister sandwich, I’m from the middle, the peanut in peanut butter. From a Navy ship gangway, a mother with two arms and three children and a leash that held me in range. I am from two sisters in silk-lined coffins. I will see you in heaven, Heidi and Debbi. I am … Continue reading I Am From
I thrust out my hand to grasp a yellow-stained one I looked deep into eyes filled with blood-red haze Gentlemen, I said, “may I offer you a glass of cold water?” Toothless grins crack wide open face “Why yes mam, yes!" Please sir will you set the table, set it nice, and set it pretty … Continue reading Gentlemen May I Serve YOU?
Dandelion Comfortable bed A tiny dandelion Enjoying the thread Dog Unfriendly April A faithful, sticky dog drops Enjoying the tree Smile I don’t like haikus But I will do one for a Smile on someone’s face Heather I think of you in The soft heather of my heart Rest gently tonight Sunlight Into the blue … Continue reading My Haikus
Thoughts On Healing and Love How swiftly my life slips through the hourglass allotted me I try to make sense of the plots, and characters woven between each line I reduce the monsters to peons one-dimensional and harmless I listen intently for my real name which only my Creator knows. My story flows from my … Continue reading Thoughts On Healing and Love
Prairie Grasses I’m part of the breeze that carries me Over prairie grasses tall, medium or short. Like the three bears and I, Goldilocks, look for my two sisters in prairie dresses and pigtails No dogs, no cats, only prairie dogs whistle and dive into grasses, tall, medium, and short. Snow falls softly - lays … Continue reading Prairie Grasses
I do not like pantoum poems Maybe someday I’ll love them I want to kick off my shoes and run free Perhaps I’ll write a pantoum song Could be someday I’ll love them Maybe I’ll let out my kite string Perhaps I’ll sing a pantoum song I’ll become known as the Pantoum Queen Maybe I’ll … Continue reading Pantoum Poem Woes
Daddy, remember when I held your hand, I was twelve - you were human then. You slipped away to obscure places where the laughter of … Continue reading Daddy I See You