A stump of a palm once tall and grand, no fronds to dance and sway, or decorate her head, Had shone bright, outstretched ‘neath heaven’s rays; dull now, bearing a gaping wound. Hollow but for an echoing sound that says goodbye, and not hello; an empty, aching shell devoid of light. Barren Wait! A flutter … Continue reading A Second Look
No Matter What.
Human nature. Finite. Marked by beginnings and ends. Will do's and did's. Verb. Tense. We spend so much time stating, swearing, pinky-promising this, that or the other. Waiting... Tomorrow. No Matter What. We pine, and plan, and pray our motives into existence. I think about the past year,But I don’t want to think about it. … Continue reading No Matter What.
Sometimes when you snore, I rest my hand on your arm, in the valley between your elbow and bicep. One more deep breath, exhale, and you are still. The warmth of my palm persuades you to rest easy. My hand slips away, to hide under my cheek. Minutes pass, and I lay uneasily in the … Continue reading Persuasive Sleep
When I was 5 years old, I didn't have many aspirations-aside from laying on my back on the living room floor, drinking a bottle of yoo-hoo chocolate milk, while watching the latest Woody Wood Pecker cartoon or Chilly Willy. Seriously, who didn’t love singing, “My name is Chilly Willy. I’m frozen through and through.” Ah, … Continue reading Carpe What?
Sometimes, you do things you don't regret; Nevertheless, can never forget. Life's not black and white; Rather, decays into greens and browns and grays. Often, not right or wrong; Least wrong can still feel farthest from right. Don't dwell, time traveler. Though ends don't justify the means, You can't live presently in the past. Move … Continue reading Time Travel