Half a Decade

Half a decade, I realized

since the last time.

It took me that long to heal.

A few false starts but

I’ve found another place. I

can say I am here

my husband, the King, and I 

the Queen, we are one.


That this happy ending has

it all but not you.



Another woman raped.

Another gun pressed 

against another forehead.

Another horrific trauma shown

for entertainment

To show us, this happens.

Believe me, I know. I

see them coming, those 

predictable atrocities.

I see them all the time.

Every day, too much,

Once again innocence shredded

as the next news story comes out

the next cycle of horror and once

in a lifetime terror happening

predictably, every single day. 

Beauty, Gratitude, Home, Hope, Miracles, Questions


A welcome surprise
to end my day
my candle burning bright
on the mantle
as never before
when the flickering frail flame
smothered under melted wax
would sputter into
nothingness, but now
for no reason
it lives, it breathes
it lights my darkness
and gives me hope
that my wish
will come true
will appear
in spontaneous
combustion, coming home
to me.

Childhood, Courage, Empathy, Family, Gratitude, Healing, Hope, Journeys, Love, People, Truth

She is

She is light embodied

A sly slyph twisting the world

To her whim, her whimsy showing

In her twinkling laugh, when


She connects with another creature

Be it animal or family or friend and

Links her will to their need.

She is effortless

and she changes the world.

Childhood, Empathy, Family, Heartbreak, Journeys, Pain, Truth


Anxiety strips bare your soul

Shoving you naked into the snow

Shivering and gibbering,

A cowering animal, playing dead

And hoping that the Fear sniffing your 

Quivering curled up shape

Decides you’re not worth eating

And spares your weakened, weary heart

To beat for one more cursed hour.