Free Fall

Free fall,

from my pillow to the stars~

I’m a child again,

running through a field of buttercups,

lying on cool grass,

counting fireflies lighting up the sky,

floating down a river just before dawn,

my paddle slicing the silver water,

opening my eyes to the sun,

streaming through my window,

back in my middle-aged body,

counting the hours until

I escape again.



Simple Thoughts

Simplicity in thought

pares down chaos,

bringing clarity,

and wisdom

to the soul


Greatest Gifts

Give away all you have been given,

before your last breath,

give away not just possessions,

give Love,

peace, understanding,

kindness, compassion,

mercy, empathy, and justice,

as these gifts are more valued

than any material object

you leave behind.



Soul Connection

The connection between souls

is real,

it cannot be explained,

or broken.

We meet many people.

We love many others,

but there are, in life,

a few

who are different.

We connect in mind and soul.

It is a precious gift,

to find,

one perfect shell

in a beach littered with

broken pieces.



Cowboy Boots


I will pull on my cowboy boots,

and pin up my hair,

I’ll walk myself to your place,

and kick you to the curb.



Empty yourself of all

preconceived ideas,

we want clean slates on this adventure,

pack lightly,

leave all the heavy baggage behind,

be open to all possibilites,

take my hand,

close your eyes,

let us begin




we uproot ourselves

from the familar,

and we are transfigured

into something else~

something beautiful,

something magical~

sometimes we are chosen

or we are forced to change

by our circumstances.


She sat at the table,


and peeled an orange,

the scent,

tangy and sharp,

erased the odor

of his cheap cologne





your gospel,

but another sorts through rhetoric,

twisting, dissecting every word

to fit his dictum.

Yet truth lies beyond the babel,

it’s authenticity a simple as:

grass blowing gently

as the breeze sends clouds racing,

across the bright, blue sky.