Gratitude, Home, Love, Marriage, Truth

Making the Bed

I need it, the comfort of

a well-made bed. It marks

day from night, time

to sleep and time to wake

A made bed gives structure.

Order from chaos.

But he couldn’t care less, in fact

he likes it messy, likes to see

life as lived in. So

when I come home, drained from the day

and I see our bed made, which

he did, not me, I had left long before,

I don’t see a bed.

I don’t see a metaphor.

I don’t see a tidy house.

I see a gift. I see unconditional love.

Empathy, Heartbreak, Hope, Journeys, Love, Marriage, Pain, Questions, Truth

Paradise Delayed

Paradise delayed

Because you had to see if

One drink would matter.
It did. And now you’re

Lost again, cut off from me

And our family
And our love. Alone

A pale shadow of yourself.

Lesson learned yet?

Empathy, Hope, Love, People, Truth


We are all one, all

flesh all souls all spirits all


Courage, Empathy, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Healing, Journeys, Love, New Paths, Pain, People, Truth, Uncategorized

Thankful, 2016

I am thankful for adversity.
For evil so naked
it gives me strength to fight,
exhausted as I am.

I am thankful for allies.
For surprising support from
unexpected places,
rising from the wreckage.

I am thankful for sight.
For all media, all recordings, all
memories immortalized and broadcast,
so we can truly see.

I am thankful for love.
For brothers and sisters of all kinds,
lifting each other up to
reach the unattainable.

And I am thankful for you.
For sharing this journey
and for always striving
to walk in the light.

Family, Fun, Gratitude, Home, Judaism, Love, Marriage, Truth

Erev Anniversary Haiku

A year with you is
a lifetime’s worth of awesome.
Dreams coming to life.

Catholicism, Childhood, Courage, Empathy, Family, Gratitude, Journeys, Judaism, Love, Truth

This is My America

This is my America.

I wake up each day, grateful, 

knowing my great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers
traveling to this land from across wide seas
not knowing if they could build a life
but opportunity lay ahead
and nothing but persecution lay behind
and they took their Adonai with them
bundled in miniature handmade scrolls
and velvet head coverings.

Knowing that my husband’s ancestors came long before that
either forced onto ships in shackles
for hard lives of brutal labor
or fleeing green hills barren of food
to come here and find plentiful bounty
but hatred still
No Irish signs popping up like
hillside clovers in store windows.

Knowing that my children carry this with them, and more
because their own grandparents,
their father’s familia,
moved here from warmer southern lands
following the trails of San Father Serra
up into Los Angeles
blendings of Latino heritage and cultures,
from California to Texas.

This is my America.

One household, united under God,
With liberty and justice for us all.

Chakra energy, Empathy, Healing, Love, Marriage, Truth

I am the Water

I am the Water that awakens

your Flames. Without me, your

Eternal Light would falter, wither

without my nurishment, my replenishing 

of your burnt out soul. I make you


so you can light the world

on fire again.