Wednesday, September 9, 2020

just what i needed

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