the nexus

dark and light
a playful design

and entrance
into

a world seen, and unseen
where heart and mind

create the nature of reality

a savior

in between
the play of consciousness
and the depths of the sea

hidden
underneath the nexus of humanity


Photo by tommyvideo, Pixabay


Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: dark, entrance, play, savior. Follow me on Twitter here.


Submissions are open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration, and will remain open until September 23. The submission details are located here.


#poetry, #consciousness, #darkness, #heart, #life, #light, #love, #mind, #nature, #nexus-of-humanity, #perception, #poem, #reality, #worlds

Gumdrops and Glitter, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, Gumdrops and Glitter, 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.

Gumdrops and Glitter

the sea rises over my heart
while I lean into love

like a fairytale, made up of gumdrops
and glitter, which never stops

enticing
the senses

even with a skewed perspective…

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


Photo by Agnali, Pixabay


Submissions are open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration, and will remain open until September 23. The submission details are located here.

#poetry, #determination, #fairytale, #growth, #healing, #heart, #joy, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #perspective, #poem, #reality, #resilience, #senses

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
souls

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

voided wind, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, voided wind, 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.

voided wind

I stand at the precipice of the lost
where pieces of my skin

rotate back, and forth

within the voided wind
as my soul resonates

with the words that come…

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


Photo by Layers, Pixabay


#poetry, #disruption, #healing, #heart, #life, #love, #masticadoresusa, #mind, #nature, #pain, #paradigm, #poem, #publication, #reality, #sel-awareness, #voided-wind

dandelion seed

I sit inside a pool of salt
and sin

looking

into the eyes of dried, and thin
crumbly skin

tired, and looking to the wind

I reminisce.

even when I’d rather not know
the pain, to me

always shows

the effects
of this universal context, deplorable

in times when pain is greatest, and light
like a dandelion seed

when time stops forward progression, looking
for lessons

I await you.

wondering
if you’ll show within my heart soon


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


#poetry, #dandelion-seed, #heart, #hope, #human-connection, #illusion, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #reality, #reflection, #time, #universe

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