Thursday, January 17, 2019

boxed memories

she sorted through many trinkets
and boxes full of memories –
the prom dress that once fit
but now tight in the hips
the lovely wedding invitations
that are no longer a crisp beige
they have changed hues,
like her marriage, yet she keeps
them boxed for safe keeping
not wanting to forget
the happiness of yesterday

- Inspired by Twiglet #109 - crisp beige

Monday, January 14, 2019


the sky changes colors often
depending on approaching weather
some people alter their hues
like chameleons in nature
but there are things and people
who never shift like ocean waves
staying locked in their place
as unmovable mountain peaks
for good and for bad

Thursday, January 10, 2019

and then there was you

I had kissed many frogs
danced with a few playboys
and charmed by romantics
eventually I resolved
to spend my years alone

and then there was you
who with magical kisses
danced into my heart
and charmed my soul
into loving once more

so I no longer dream
of those playboys, wonder
what happen to the frogs
or the romantics who
always faded away

for I now have you
and in this heart
there will only be you

Monday, January 7, 2019

a letter from the ghost in the bedroom

I want to apologize for
those noises you hear
in the dead of night
and the cold spots in
the bedroom that
wakes you up

I never meant to cause
you any fear, to make
you want to sleep with
the lights on, which hurt
my eyes by the way

I only wanted to connect
to let you know I am here
even though I am not sure
how I got to this place

but please know I mean
no harm, I will just be
looking over you,
chasing those pesky
nightmares away

Thursday, January 3, 2019

first and last

the first kiss
is always the
the first time
is filled with too
many emotions
to put into words

the last kiss
always leave
a bitter taste
the last time
ends too soon
leaving behind
a longing hunger

Monday, December 31, 2018

last day and first day

last day of the year
last change to say
the words I want to say
last time to do fun things
before the grind begins
last hours to reflect
on what was gain and lost
but tomorrow will be
the first day of the year
first change to take that step
first time to tell you
my true feelings
first hours to begin
writing a new chapter
adding to life’s novel

- To everyone, have a happy and prosperous New Year. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018


is what I wanted
with you

is what we promised
each other

is what slipped through
our fingertips

is the dream I keep
holding onto