Wednesday, September 9, 2020

just what i needed

today
the sun shone brilliantly
without a filter of clouds

thank you, God
for this blessed relief

*

in your arms

the way rose oil
warms up on skin
is the only comparison
i have
for this sweet summer night

*

so ordinary and yet not

there are days when
my heart is so heavy
i can barely move
and the only comfort
i can find
is that everyone else
has these days, too

*

in defense of sadness

the grass has turned brown
my friends

this is why we need
those dark days of rain

*

intermission (for movies and life)

listen to the birds
outside your window
and don’t forget to look up
to the stars

*Published in Fireflies’ Light: A Magazine of Short Poems #20