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

umbrella sky

beauty stays, while I refrain

from past participles of rain
may I always remain

inside the mist of the sun

while a deluge of fevered feelings
comes forth

carrying my heart towards the past
none

can know the pain I carry

inside the dew drop known to me as you
glistening and shimmering

with a vibrancy at noon
we dance under the umbrella sky

tinged with blue

and await the love living inside our brambles of truth


I had a personal issue arise last evening, which is requiring my attention. Please know the family and I are safe. I will respond to your beautiful comments and reflections, and visit your sites as soon as I am able. Sending love and blessings to all of you.


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #emotions, #feelings, #healing, #hope, #introspection, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #trauma

glass pieces

the tide is like a tunneled scope
deep within
where feelings live along a coral reef

of sin, and stone

Have you ever felt it, and just known?

Me too.

it’s like a mystical garden
in the depths of the sea

learning more about the pain and trauma of
tranquility, though

I always pause to breathe

into my heart, and look to the sky
where diamonds shatter into a thousand pieces of glass

as I contemplate
the love living inside the mystery of this life at last


Photo by Darkmoon_Art, Pixabay



I am thrilled to announce that the Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women Anthology is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022! I am honored to be a part of this wonderful anthology. Thank you again to Gabriela Marie Milton, Editor, Ingrid Wilson, Publisher, and Nick Reeves, Cover Design, for their tireless efforts at putting this anthology together.


#poetry, #emotions, #feelings, #healing, #hope, #life, #mystery, #mystical, #nature, #pain, #poem, #sea, #trauma

sky blue

I see love in you, and the sky blue

wishing upon a falling star
true

I wonder

about nature
and the love living inside my mind

though, this time
I relegate love to another line

of hope, as it lingers in the air
like mist carrying the sun
within its moist, and ever so toiled

breath, I dare

to challenge the moon, breaking apart
my heart

none

can prepare me for the agony
of life’s darkness
to me, each morning renewed

with starkness, so

I run, and run, and run, and, then

Stop.

and, wait at the end of the sun
where arises something new

as I reach out my hand toward you


Photo by cargirl2b, Pixabay


#poetry, #agony, #dark, #emotion, #feelings, #healing, #heart, #hope, #life, #light, #love, #mind, #nature, #poem, #resilience

lavender lines, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, lavender lines, 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.

lavender lines

tumbleweeds thread the head of a pin

while the size of our love’s always been
reminiscent of the dreams laden in your hands

like the flavor of morning dew
know that I’ve always seen you…

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


Photo by AnnaliseArt, Pixabay


#poetry, #dreams, #emotions, #feelings, #healing, #heart, #life, #longing, #love, #masticadoresusa, #mind, #nature, #pain, #poem, #publication, #reminiscence