‘Petals’ (a Poem)

The path was strewn with petals. Fading daylight Rested on your fingers Your chest Your eyes That would never again Behold the changing seasons: Never marvel at the spring buds That appear in warmer days, Or watch birds taking flight, Turning towards home As winter closes in. They reminded us: Love is never lost. The…

Stirrings From the Shadow Side

I am not your acceptable self, singing sweet songs of harmony. I am not polite. I do not sit and smile and think of how best to present myself: with a genteel sip of tea, perhaps, or a nod of assent to the gentleman’s joke, or the barest sliver of cake, lest I be chastised…

A Reflection for Those Who See Humour in All Things

You were always the class clown. On dull mornings, your friends knew you would be there with a laugh, a smile, or a wayward remark that would likely be met by a swift reprimand. You injected every moment with a delicious whiff of mischief, and spent many drab hours sitting outside the principal’s office for…

‘Fall Away’ (a Poem)

Step back Into dreams That have fallen away. Those hopes that held your heart Are calling again: Louder now, A piercing note that cuts through the din.

‘You Are Still Here’ (a Poem)

Above the screeching vortex of argument, Songs still shimmer: Heard faintly, through muffling clouds Yet bolder by the day. You still know the horizon. Quiet words of kindness Hum through the restless din. Children call out friends’ names Run through the streets with dogs in tow: The soft pat of paws against stone. And you…

‘When You Return’ (a Poem)

Remember leaves underfoot: How they crackled and slid Above displaced earth During the autumn of innocence. Remember the warmth of laughter: How it felt to rise to your feet In a much-loved café To embrace an old friend. Remember the wisdom in your elders’ eyes: How their love lifted you In every greeting exchanged, Every…

‘When the Ground Breathes’ (a Poem)

‘When the Ground Breathes’ is one of the poems I’ve been writing lately, as I work on my second anthology. I’ve been teasing out each poem in my mind, exploring exactly what I would like to say … and little by little, I’m starting to arrive at my destination. 😊 When the Ground Breathes Their…

‘Quiet in the Garden’ (a Poem)

I’m continuing to compose little poems that may end up in my second anthology! This is my latest effort. 😊 Quiet in the Garden It’s quiet in the garden Where we first met Where you spun those tales of mystery I remember How you spoke of things I could never comprehend How your stories made…

‘You Linger – Still’ (a Poem)

I am continuing to compose short poems that may or may not appear in my second anthology, and I am enjoying every second of it, regardless of what form these poems will eventually take! Here is a draft called ‘You Linger – Still.’ ❤️ You linger – still –In the half-forgotten worldOf memory, myth-making, magic….

‘As Peace Breathes Through Your Restless Mind…’ (a Poem)

This is the first draft of a poem I’m working on for my second anthology, which may be released in 2020 … or may be released in 2021, depending on how my year goes. 😁 Regardless, I hope you enjoy! Let the rigid heat of perfectionism Give way to your humanity. Let the masks fall…