Out of the ashes

new growth after controlled burn

I hold my tongue, when instead I want to lash out. The idiocy that is uttered Stuns the senses, numbs the brain. Can those thoughts be from genuine understanding? Are they a reckless regurgitation Of the company line? Can you explain what you mean, Do you mean what you say, Or are you just plain mean? […]

Read More

Make your own rules

toy shovel and pail on beach

Don’t be so loud, someone might hear you Don’t color outside of the lines You’re too big to be a jockey, or an astronaut You don’t have enough grace to be a ballerina Science and math are for boys Girls can’t be strong, can’t be leaders You’re not smart enough You’re not good enough Dreams […]

Read More

Grand entrance

sunrise on bay bridge

Daybreak makes her grand entrance In a swell of golden light Ombré shades of morning glory The luster of a new dawn Fresh and clean, unfettered Spreads out quelling the darkness Dreams become reality Hope gives way to possibilities Vision transforms into truth

Read More

Mind Map

Mind map ceramic head

I have lost my way Navigation system fail Need a better map Happy National Haiku Day

Read More

Daydreams afloat

fluff afloat

A gentle summer zephyr carries my wishes away Swirling and dancing on tiny eddies of air Rising towards the warming sun Tickling my fingertips, ruffling my hair Daydreams lift me higher Buoying my spirit Afloat above the maddening fray

Read More

Indulge me

sunset and seagull

Indulge me Tell me that you love me Even if it’s a lie Hold me Tell me you’ll never leave Even while you’re walking out the door Kiss me Whisper sweet words in my ear Even if it’s her name you breathe Dance with me Close in your warm embrace Even if I’m not the […]

Read More