“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, June 28, 2013

For Some of Us …

Isolation costs
access to warm affection,
loneliness imposed.

Deprivation brings
denial of love’s wellspring.
Emotions are numbed.

Weighed by loneliness,
how does one sustain spirit
to find a way out?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sun Shower Surprise

Sun showers erupt
cooling and refreshing all

Nature will surprise
sometimes for good sometimes not
out of our control.

The glistening leaves
well satisfied broadcast smiles.
Maybe I can too.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Truth of It

The future unknown,
though I strive to be upbeat
things can get scary.

I am now stable.
Given the alternative,
this is a good thing.

Yearning still remains
for a body that enjoys
full health and wellness.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Support Network

Family matters,
ensuring continuance,
also well being.

A support network
essential for survival
is the species norm.

Problems will arise
when what should be inherent
is in absentia.

Friday, June 14, 2013

If Preference Counts

My world assessment,
if limited to headlines,
would be dark indeed.

Darkness does exist,
history will remind us,
but light prevails too.

I would much rather
embrace life’s promise blindly
than get mired in gloom.

Monday, June 10, 2013

An Uneasy Balance

lawn mower rumble
lingering scent of cut grass
tidiness restored

whirring weed whacker
landscape principles honored
nature’s wildness trimmed

untrammeled nature
not always a benign force
uneasy balance

Friday, June 7, 2013

I Am Better but …

I fell once again.
The resulting concussion
sent me to ER.

Injury addressed,
I grasp how vulnerable
I am to more loss.

I negotiate
reality and hope’s link
fraught with much tension.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Butterfly’s Gift

Graceful and nimble,
the butterfly glides by me
from leaf to blossom.

My unspoken plea,
please come sit on my shoulder,
remains unheeded.

I then feel grateful
for beauty displayed with ease
at no cost to me.