Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fait Accompli

He was a stranger
for a short time
He moved quickly
into her closed circle
discovered a small crack
in the perimeter
He knew what secrets
she waited to hear
He learned her tender spots
her fear of life
He made it possible
for her
 to be
Fait accompli


Monday, March 21, 2016


She walks in the wood
and twigs snap
small critters scurry
her dog gives chase
the morning is sultry
mist on the lake
a pair of loons
skimming the surface
no sun
no wind
temperature rising
anticipation too


Monday, March 14, 2016


Alas! he was the one
Who came when loss had just begun
He filled the gaps with sweet refrains
Made flowers out of dead remains
We laughed and cried and sang of love
I the hand and he the glove
I sprouted wings and flew so high
There was nothing I wouldn’t try
And then one day he went away
Leaving me in disarray
I was crippled, I fell to earth,
Questioned daily what it was worth
I settled for memories as the prize
That only he could realize
Alas! he was the one
My helpless heart could not outrun.



Monday, March 7, 2016

If I Was Never Born

If I was never born
who would love you?
Who would care for you,
keep your body warm on cold nights,
walk and talk with you on sunny days.
Bless you with beautiful children
who make you proud and bring
joy to your heart
every day
Who would you turn to for solace.
for passion, for succor?
Who would you argue with,
debate life’s issues with,
win battles for and against?
Who would hold you, defend you,
stand by you?
If I was never born
who would love you

as I do?



Thursday, March 3, 2016

Corporeal Knowledge

The bitter taste of
sacrificial wine
the Eucharist of 
you say
Not so
Not so for the
many who find
in the body
of their 
the elixir
of life.