Monday, March 19, 2018

far off mountains

looking towards
far off mountains
brought him a peace
he had been searching
for a lifetime
as the sun began
its descent into
those mountains
he took a mental picture
of the scene’s serenity
before being plunged
into darkness

- Poem inspired by photograph below by Ivana Cajina.

Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash

Thursday, March 15, 2018

the old house

the old house
held such dark secrets
in shadows
they all lurk
until the witching hour
to open my door

the belief
in ghosts never held
a strong hold
within me
until the summer night when
I smelled your perfume

it was you –
no doubt in my mind
through gateways
you returned
what it to check up on us
or just to pass time?

or maybe
you felt something dark
taking hold
in my mind
your presence was able to
push darkness away

Monday, March 12, 2018

after the fire

after the fire
we slowly picked up
the pieces that were left
of our lives in an attempt
to place it back together
but despite our best efforts
cracks still were visible
and what remained was
just a shadow of what
we once were

Photo by Stephen Bayer
Courtesy of

- Written for dVerse Quadrille #51 Let's Fire it Up

Thursday, March 8, 2018

snow in March

snow in March can be quite annoying
I want to dream about budding flowers
and the return  of chirping songbirds
instead I must face cold, heavy snow
that weighs down fragile tree limbs
I must look at a winter wonderland
that I wish was instead evergreen

Photo by Sindre Strøm from

Monday, March 5, 2018

buds of Spring

on a Spring morning
buds begin to break through vines
for you have return
to warm my ice cold heart that
has been weeping since autumn

birds sing melodies
our garden blooms once again
please just stay with me
let us chase the sun and moon
into summer’s horizons

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Thursday, March 1, 2018


sunsets are our goodbyes
to all of the day’s errors
we welcome the stars
that will lull us to sleep
we dive into dreams  
lost in midnight hours
we forget for a short time
what await us at dawn

Photo by Anders Jildén on Unsplash

Monday, February 26, 2018

as the world burns

we watch this flame
that has burn for millennia
yet we seem too transfixed
to extinguish it
maybe we are too fearful
to speak truths or
maybe we don’t really
want change as we claim
so we watch the world’s
fire illuminate the sky

- Written for dVerse Quadrille - Burning Inspiration