First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Such is Life

Life - Family - Relationships Changes Theirs - Moving forward His- Stagnant Hers- Ending Theirs - Exciting Hers - Adventurous His - Struggling Hers - Suffering A cycle of plans, dreams, hopes, hopelessness, loss, opportunity, future, past Youth, newlyweds, bachelors, middle aged couple, elderly woman Change Changing jobs, changing locations, sticking it out, sticking together, … Continue reading Such is Life

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself

Sanity Returns

Muddled vision blurred by irrational thoughts and ideas replaced with sparkling Clarity The gears slow to an even rhythm The whirring and whizzing of rapidly changing thoughts reach a steady state Rapid fire words and reactions and emotions ride an even keel of tempered conversations and deep thought Images and frequencies normalize into reality Like … Continue reading Sanity Returns

Pulling Heartstrings

She heard a distant baby cry Heartstrings played a quiet lullaby She felt the flaxen head upon her breast Hush little one, be not distressed Sleep softly, baby, find your rest Heartstrings played a little tune She rocked and patted and hummed Heartstrings comforted the little one She drops a tear of memories into her … Continue reading Pulling Heartstrings

My Heart

Brilliant blue sky Clear cloudless September morning Today, now, then World shaken Devastation Turmoil and questions My heart Today, now, then Search, recover, rebuild Defiance, strength, faith Tears, fears, hopes, dreams Shattered, lost, dazed and confused My heart Today, now, then New York, Washington DC, Pennsylvania Texas, Florida United States, The World My heart Today, … Continue reading My Heart