Thank You Sky!

You often cause wonder and delight,

even on the days where I cannot see the light.

You, sky, remind me, I am just one being

in this vast and beautiful universe. Below you, I remain.

Humble and forgiven. Shining once again. 

Because I see the wonder of this vast beautiful sunlit world.


Early Morning Snow

She falls quietly

feathery cold blanket

muffling the sounds.

Creating a quiet

soothing world.

Even the birds

chirp in muffled tones.

Whispering their good mornings.

My foot falls are quiet, too.

Causing the soul to be heard.

Whispering her wisdom.

Letting nature seep in.

Quiet hush of snow.


2020 Farewell

You end after today.

I have to say,

this is a year that strengthened faith.

Brought together and kept apart

all I care for in my heart.

It opened up a world I knew

could use a bit more love, it’s true.

So with a grateful heart I bid adu.

2021 you will be new.

What you bring I do not know.

With grace and ease you will flow.


All Smiles

Oh, sky! Even you smile as the year ends.

Happy for new beginnings. New friends.

Maybe not all new everything, but some stuff

will surely change. Like all years which have past,

we smile on the memories, the moments, the things which last.

Waving a glorious goodbye to the rest of it. Oh, sky!

You say it all in your simple smile. It’s time.

Let’s go find those moments to smile.


Oh, Memories…

The boys laugh and giggle.

Creating moments of connectedness 

with one another. Not knowing

that in those interactions

I remember, years past,

when my brother and I laughed about

similar things. Oh how times change,

yet remain the same. My hope for these

two, is their laughter will carry them into

adulthood, for the bond to cement now,

and last their lifetime. So they know that no matter

what life has in store. They have each other to turn to.

Even if it is brief moments, full of silly laughter, to help

them through the days. 



The moments string together

like garland strung on the tree

hanging a little lopsided as the holidays

start to complete. Strung in those moments

if we look closely, are all sorts of blessings:

cheers and glee, heartache and grief, sad melancholy,

moments of relief, strung tightly wound, fraying at places, 

so beautifully arranged in other spots our hearts ache with glee.

All strung together to create life. Beautiful blessing bestowed.

Hearts overflow, break, fill, and overflow.

As it goes on, forever this way.