painted brush strokes

love lives in the shadows, and
the whispers of the wind, as

along a lost trail, I go
with pain the size of stones

in my heart, I
compose

possibilities, while people in places far away
eliminate the rights to choose and be free

Do you ever wonder about peace and tranquility?

I do too.

at the same time
I consider the anger in the breeze, and

the angst pervading this body, as
visceral sensations awaken the truth

within the painted brush strokes
of a love as deep as the sea

and this terrible sadness dwelling inside of me


Photo by Prawny, Pixabay


#poetry, #anger, #anxiety, #emotion, #feelings, #hope, #life, #love, #nature, #painted-brush-strokes, #peace, #poem, #possibility, #roe-v-wade, #tranquility

stems and seeds, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, stems and seeds, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

stems and seeds

shadows are cast over my eyes
as I try to find

the nature of reality inside
the stems and seeds

gifted to me
while I await the return of the tide
within

the heart and stone romancing…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by knewf /, Pixabay


#contemplation, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #masticadoresusa, #nature, #pain, #poem, #publication, #reality, #reslience

flowered aspects

I bleed from the trepidation within
of salt and the sand beneath

the trees skin

It’s like wondering, and wandering
around the needle of a haystack

rightly sized and trimmed

with a beneficence of hope, and
a ladle made from the love we once formed

Is it possible to love this much, and not bleed more?

I don’t think so either.

For, it’s in the form of the fountain
where love gets lighter

living beneath the breath of this struggling architect, and

the love that lives within
the next steps of his flowered aspects


I was excited to learn yesterday that my poem, The Seas Adoration, was nominated for June Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press. Thank you to Dagmara K, and the team at Spillwords for their continued support; and my deepest thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to all of you for always being here, supporting my work, and being magnificent friends.

Voting is open though June 29, and you can vote here. Thank you!


Photo by PeterKraayvanger, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #flowered-aspects, #healing, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #nomination, #pain, #poem, #publication, #spillwords-press, #wish

indigo fields

I like to live underneath the trees
they satisfy me, and

my sensibility

of the known and unknown

Did you know that around every corner a bend is shown?

among the flowers, long and tall
as they, to me, draw

nearer, and

for the first time in life
a kaleidoscope of colors becomes clearer

purples and pinks always delight
while amber hues, and the relational aspects

of the indigo fields
speak to me of a love

lingering

in the shadows
awaiting its time to shine

upon you and I


Photo by Sean_Ewing, Pixabay


#poetry, #beauty, #color, #connection, #contemplation, #earth, #healing, #hope, #indigo-fields, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #planet, #poem

fiery lake, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, fiery lake, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

fiery lake

love lives in each heartbeat
and breath

we take, regardless of past
mistakes

and the pain we rake

like mist
that takes me on a trip…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by jes872148, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #healing, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #masticadoresindia, #nature, #pain, #poem, #publication, #trauma

lost and torn

stars are made up of dust, and the atoms
of the lost

and torn
pages

I continue to read
while nesting my heart within the tallest oak tree

I wonder

about the nature of these feelings

Have they always lived with me, or are they a part of some other being?

Alas, I know not. I do know, though, that love
is here to stay

even when I’m sure
it will flee with the breeze

and, here is where I stop, and look up
to see if the moon is still in the sky

it reminds me of the reasons for my existence
and for the you, in I

and the love that burns throughout the day and night


Photo by Sina Katirachi on Unsplash


Well, look what arrived yesterday! I’m so honored and excited to be a part of this beautiful anthology filled with amazingly talented writers and friends. Another big congratulations to Gabriela Marie Milton, Ingrid Wilson, Nick Reeves, and all of the amazing authors. You can get your copy of Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women here.