one more only time –

press me not
for names and places
one more only time
a moment
just beginning
separates me now
from a life
I might have lived
beyond the realm
of rhyme
wonder unexpected
fearless in my flight
as once a sparkle
danced
above the pines
how many lives
will I return
defending what was lost
searching every
memory
of time

. .

the want for stars ~

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whereIamknown

am I the proof
of sanity
and someone’s need for
closure
the want for stars
when all the night
is numb

to wishes
where our horses lay
wheat a shade
of pale
a mirror posed beneath
the starting now

am I the proof
of mysteries –
quite well though some
have said
remember where
and when
our fortune turned

loss into forgiveness
sorrow into bliss
reminders of
a prayer –
and I
the proof

. . .

if ever if only ~

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willyouknowme

if ever
if only
and here we begin
the coming back whole
from the past

a living
surrendered
to demons and thieves
angels the color
of morning

linger
on windowsills
roll in the grass
laughter spilt
with careless regard

for the weight
of forever
a sweet memory
held to the heart
by the soul

. . .

a moment of something ~

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nowagain

I’m the same
as remembered
though years
pressed between
linen
stained by a rose
a moment
of something
graces me still
a photo
come loose
at the corners
where dates are penned
gray
and names are
erased
by the turning of leaves
light through the page
where once
we were something
once we were well
on our way
to the same
ever after
as easy as breathing
in an ocean
of stars
fixed on another
hello
where have you been
how is it I know
what was truth
I am still
the same

. . .

on your pillow one day ~

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dragonfly

stop talking
go on
no crying to mama
bout the absence
of plans –
a dream
growing old
hurry
don’t let the door
get in your way
of times
you discovered
one more reason
to stay
promise discerned
by the pulling apart
and notes
I left home
on your pillow
one day
clinging to chances
fortunate few –
a touch
not so hard
to resist
leave by the light
of a love
I’ll remember
words
worried cold
as the last time
we kissed

. . .

endeared by the naming ~

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homereturning

sea glass
and marble
rubble and shell
fortunes
glistening sands
histories humbled
by yesterday’s tide
the soul of a mountain
a river returns
seagull and starling
fluttering winds
journeys endeared
by the naming
of stars
shores where
our destinies lay
whirlpools
and castles
spun of a dream
lust of the moon
for the whispering
waves

. . .

backwards into you ~

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thenandstill

was e’er a time
and I the same
though still too small
for knowing
the ways for which
I surely came
the cause for love
bestowing
a breath
within my tiny breath
hands to hold mine
still
stories you were telling
I’ve become
tears where yours
are falling
voice I hear at night
paths I wander
backwards
into you

for daddy
May 2015

this –

before the
night around us bends
against the weight
of dreaming
again as when
I knew you then
the same as this
redeeming
a place of light
as heart to heart
as warmth
between and knowing
forever sleeps
in memory
of where we touch
tonight

. . .

whereandstill

remembered to sing ~

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whereandyou

breathe
and I forever
shall keep
the song they sang
at my waking –
nestled in flannel
the old grey vine
that strung itself high
at the edge of the night
where waiting
I found
a moment secure
unafraid to begin
as darkness give way
moved by the coming
of morning’s embrace
to hold what was here
remembered
to sing

. . .

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