Monday, October 12, 2015

Gratitude List

a change in season starts with a storm
unkind folks show us how not to be
singing doesn't need light

For these and many other gifts, I give thanks.

Picture: personal collection

Friday, October 2, 2015


And the demons in her head
stopped long enough
to watch her dance
then slipped out the door
swallowed by silent light.

Photo: Personal collection

Marketing Yourself

As welcome as the telemarketer’s call
as fun as a slap in the face
more eagerly anticipated than
a door-to-door peddler
is your offer when I didn’t ask

My mirror isn’t broken
and while this may come as a shock
I don’t secretly want to be like you
or make you more like me

I’m happy with who I am
and accept who you are

Perhaps it’s time
to love yourself enough
to give up the need
to make me over
into another version
of you

Picture: sourced online