wind chimes

a desolate street feeds
my dreams

with pain and hope both
don’t you know

it’s part of the mystery hidden
inside the love we show

to the sky, and to the people walking by
as we learn more about the lights glimmering in the night

they whisper of shadows long and tall
relational aspects of

our drawn out

ready to depart this plane for another
on the winds of time

and the gentleness of the breeze
my grandmother’s wind chimes, speak to me

of tarnished tears shed over years and years

and of everything you and I hold dear

I’m excited to let you all know that my debut book manuscript is complete! I would like to thank Ingrid Wilson, from Experiments in Fiction, for many fabulous insights, and wonderful editing work. We are now on to book creation and cover design. Exciting!

Photo by Counselling, Pixabay

#poetry, #chimes, #contemplation, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #mystery, #nature, #pain, #poem, #reality, #reminiscence, #soul, #wind

cosmic radiance, Published at MasticadoresIndia

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

cosmic radiance

I walk along the forest floor, watching
as the mysteries pour forth

blooming evergreen weeds, struggling up
through the ground

looking to see if anyone’s around

they always wink at me
relating a resilience

and a broad-spectrum playfulness…

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

Photo by freepsdgraphics, Pixabay

#poetry, #awareness, #consciousness, #contemplation, #despair, #hope, #human-connection, #introspection, #masticadoresindia, #mystery, #nature, #pain, #pleasure, #poem, #resilience

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

Realization Dawns, Nominated for April Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press, and alight and aflame

I was excited to learn this week that my poem, Realization Dawns was nominated for April Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press. I am so honored by this nomination and want to thank Dagmara K and the entire team at Spillwords Press for continuing to support my work.

I would also like to thank each of you, as this nomination is a direct result of your kindness, generosity, friendship, and unwavering support. You each inspire me to be the best I can be, and I appreciate you very much.

Voting for the April Publication of the Month closes on April 29.

I would be honored if you would go here and vote. Thank you!

alight and aflame

displays are on the screen
and behind them are clouds seen

as mysteries continue to pour into me

of a love lingering in the rain
specks of dust are always the same

tiny fragments of being, they came

to me at last
while I let my heart open to the possibilities

of you, my love
dancing into the night, alight and aflame

Photo by Hansuan_Fabregas , Pixabay

#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #dancing, #introspection, #life, #love, #mystery, #nature, #nomination, #poem, #publication-of-the-month, #spillwords-press, #time