breaking through the dark

the leaves fell silent over the crisp fall air,
when a song sprang in the fashion of spring
captivating the heart of this life, this love. 
a hum spoke into a secret place
speaking a little story breaking through the heart
breaking life and making new the heart. 

Summer Lightning


The rain came across the sky
as summer lightening struck across
purple, red, orange light.
There laid a pause within the stillness
before each raindrop fell upon my face.
In that moment,
I turned to face above
my heart stood still clenched
as its eyes unraveled the hues of love
streaming from the corners of the sun.
in the silent - before the thunder,
I lost my breath.

What’s for lunch

Traffic accident
Road to Chipotle is blocked
Asian bistro time

Haiku time

Blossoms budding bright -
a street lies silently still
resounding beauty.

Morning, Morning Go Away

The stars lean on your laugh
for by dawn when light is near
the fading night is a broken crutch.
No escape in sight
they draw nearer still
to the life in your smile
away from morning’s light. 

Trapped Fireflies.

Fireflies flying in a jar are bright.
But since I placed them there
twelve years ago, they are now
nestled at the floor lifeless.
Brittle wings infused with decay
part nothing but the trapped stale air.
Yet when my eyes flutter 
on nights, the crescent moon
unsheathes her pale kiss,
and life finds itself in the fireflies’ wings.
They breathe again
if just for a waning moment.

Walking Back to Home.

Tall tales - I remember those from before
when I was younger and more fortunate.
Now the creaking of new thoughts on old ones
just paint in moving shades of gray and black
echoes of shades strolling through corridors.
The wallpaper reminds me of home.

Absent Reflection

The mirror blank -
my face is absent
from the reflection.
My eyes blank -
my soul is absent
from my reflection.

Pitter patter spatter -
what’s the matter,
It is a surprise to me
how foolish rhymes
can so easily ease.

little bird.

I would capture you,
little bird whose wings
take you away from me.
I would run to you,
I would fly to you,
sing to you I would
for you are mine.