Seedling Choice

Oh, Happy Day! The heirloom tomato seeds have sprouted The first set of real leaves are present It’s time!! They get to stretch their branches Sink further their roots Even sprout adventitious roots As they are planted into new rich soil In their new homes. But there is angst Dwelling with joy Mingling with life.Continue reading “Seedling Choice”


The trees stand sentry Offering themselves As holders of the bodies The earth, dry and dusty, Hardened clay Or fertile soil Lies ready To receive, To embrace The boxed bodies. The flowers contribute their beauty Brightly colored Spreading scent of life Hiding ugliness of death. What do I have to give? Can my tears sootheContinue reading “Lamentations”

Human Spirit

Our physical beings Are so fragile So vulnerable Our physical life As we have come to know it Can change instantaneously A fall A nearby sneeze Droplets landing indiscriminately An infection Mild or life changing Any number of circumstances Most beyond our control Can end or alter our physical life At any moment. Motor vehicleContinue reading “Human Spirit”


Can COVID “ruin” Christmas? Can war “ruin” Christmas? Can migrants beseeching entry “ruin” Christmas? How about the cost to heat our homes? The dearth of the stock market? The suffering which abounds in our world today? ~ Christmas The birth of Love Love in human form The Christ. ~ What can destroy love? What canContinue reading “Christmas”

The Velveteen Rabbit

Imperfect. Never brand new again How do we embrace ourselves? Accepting our bodies As life makes it marks Remains one of life’s greatest challenges. Our body is a temple We were told growing up. A temple Dwelling place of the holy It was our job to keep it pure. To keep it perfect. How canContinue reading “The Velveteen Rabbit”


Beautiful Tranquil Peaceful Unreal images of reality The reflection of the sun Shimmering on the glass surface Of the early morning lake Is exquisite The silver sparkles spread across the water Flickering as tiny ripples emerge The reflection of the sun is beautiful But it shares no warmth The pine tree stands sentry at water’sContinue reading “Image~Reflection”