She was smart, world wise and tired of games but wanting to fall in love all the same. You may guess her name; I met her after a hot hectic summer of fresh beginnings, at a reception for some cause or another. Not that the cause wasn’t important to me, at the time, but that … Continue reading Autumn

Old Friend

By the pond’s edgean acorn fallsrippling my reflectionbut we are meetingfor the first timeI say aloudwho was that strangerI say to nobodymy reflection returnswith something morethan I had beforean awareness of impermanenceawe of greater forcein a little acornthat can make medisappear and appear again. For Reena’s Xploration!!! Continue reading Old Friend

Midnight Rippling

Happiness is a momentary lack of concrete misfortune.Before a cafe’ table hours passed talking laughing.Remember a swirling black and white satiny dress.Mixed drinks over mysteries, our yet to be.Next I was awake at dark midnight starkness.An urgent panicked call from across the night.We were braver before each, or more ignorant.Homage due for earned moments off … Continue reading Midnight Rippling


say, have you seenby the daylight’s dimmingpeople with belly full, soul emptypeople full of soul, belly emptyis there a mottowho is to trustbombs being dropped by computer precisionwarfare raging between bytes and bitswhat will tomorrow be,can love still overcome Fresh breathe of good air to Eugie’s Weekly Word Prompt! Continue reading Twilight


I had a dog named Happiness. I named her after a movie, and called her Happy for short, or sometimes just Hap. I’d walk her at nearby Hilltop Park overlooking the city by the old water reservoir. A variety of pine, tall oak and lazy maples grace the semi volcanic rocky soil. Happiness loved Hilltop … Continue reading Happiness

Long Haul Before Dawn

We don’t need you to make us feel safe, because you made us feel brave – selah.Teddy Bears watching from the windowshave gone back to their beds.The trembling world has shaken us to the bonebut the winding riverbrings us forever home.Darkness covers the earthand daybreak’s first lightinspires our morning gloryto blossom in solemnity. Reena’s challenge … Continue reading Long Haul Before Dawn


The succulent is blossoming alongside the front stepsa new coat of paint made the deck look good, for another yearre-potting our Mister Lincoln thorn bush seems to have turned it aroundthere was no line at the oil change place and they didn’t try to up-sell wiper bladesyour mother called to say hello and had no … Continue reading Celebration