Dream of Tree

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When I am close to dying ~

I will go and stand

In the forest ~

I will put down roots

As I watch the mossy green ~

Begin to trace its way

From toe tips to ankles

And higher ~

Though I still do not know

Which way is North ~

As my skin begins

To harden ‘neath

The sun and rain and

Stormy winds ~

My arms and fingers

Long have gone for

Limbs and twigs ~

In Spring they will sprout

With blossoms ~

Then with tender leaves ~

They will bear within their

Sheltering branches ~ nests

Full of beauty and of song ~

Just so might I stand

For centuries ~

Or perish from a single

Stroke of lightening

In a single night ~

But either way

I will have lived my dream ~

In The Midst Of Life

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The siren startles me

From my aimless thoughts ~

I watch the ambulance

Jockey for position

At the crowded intersection ~

And I think of the

Anxious hearts awaiting

Its arrival ~ straining

To hear the first notes

Of its wailing cry ~

Counting down the

Life of a loved one

In agonizing seconds ~

Storming heaven with

A mix of threats and

Pitiful entreaty ~

Making deals they would

Have scorned just

Moments prior ~

So much resting on

The swift arrival of this

Vehicle of mercy ~

Will it be in time … ?

To Sandi

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Your face lights up
And your arms
Reach out for me
I see the love
You make no effort
To conceal
And I thank God
For my best friend
And all the ties
That bind us

You are a blessing
In my life
A part of my heart
That beats in a
Different place
That still is
All my own
Just as a part
Of your heart
Beats in mine

I recognized you
The day we met
I would have
Known you
Anywhere
My sister
My dearest
Forever
Friend

Phoenix Rising

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You left without a word ~
Between one moment
And the next ~
It sounds so trite ~
But it was tragedy
Enough for me ~

It’s strange that you ~
Always so clever
With your words ~
Should be struck dumb
And cowardly by
What you’d done ~

I’m sure that ~
Given time enough ~
You’d try and make
Me see
That it was all for
My own good ~

And all along ~
I knew that it would
End like this ~
That I’d be left alone ~
To weep
Among the ashes ~

Yet from those ashes ~
Like the Phoenix ~
I shall come alive again~
My suffering will end and
I shall rise triumphant ~

I will survive the fire
Can you say the same . . .

The Greatest Force

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Finer than we are
True love
Can make us
Finer still

“Love is patient
Love is kind”
They tell us
But they do not
Tell us
That true love
Can burn away
The blinders from
The lover’s eyes

Hearts and souls
Filled up with love
Crowd out all
Baser feelings
As the Light
Destroys the
Darkness
In its loving
Way

The only force
In all the Universe
Against which
There is no
Defense
Is love

Winter Thoughts

Thomas-Kinkade-Winter-winter-23436572-1280-1024A chill winter sunset blazes
Just above the far horizon
All of the rest of the sky is
A hazy mix of rose and gold

The little house across the street
Ringed in by the trees and backlit
By the dying of the sun’s light
Looks like a Thomas Kinkade print

And just across the hearth I see
Your eyes through the fading daylight
Looking back at me with all the
Love and desire I’ll ever need

I cannot claim to understand
Why I have been so richly blessed
But I vow I will be worthy
Of the gift that I’ve been given

On My Own Mortality

 

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In its sway
As sure as ever
It holds kings
And CEOs and
Other famous folk

Death has no
Favorites
There are no
Golden boys
Or girls
It’s proven fact

And I have
Learned
To live
With that
Most of
The time

But please
Come not
For me today
It is so lovely
Take me on
A cloudy day

Or when the
Rain pours down
Or maybe
It could wait
Till spring
Or even summer

Still I would
Not want
To die in
Autumn
When the fire
Is on the trees

It must be in
The winter then
If it must be
Or maybe
We could strike
A deal

Perhaps I’m
Not quite
So blasé
About it all
As I had
Thought