Tag Archives: forgiveness

Great Beast

landing in a whales belly
upon the shining sea
sails set moonless course
drifting with a plea

break down this pride
to build back up
a journey meant to free
honesty beset this soul
anchor then to thee

set me down in cardinal points
to catch an onshore wind
i will tell of life adrift
before perfection lend


Broken Stick

light bends
becoming a divining rod
for color
i push a doll in a buggy
years before i wonder
about you
like an open watch back
i am staring again
wheels spinning
teasing out how things work
wondering if we are
still keeping time
or in need of repair
because something skipped
and now the wand
only finds
shades of gray

Birthing Poets

life is birthing poets
from uncanny places
carts with broken wheels
birds without a melody
dolls with teased hair
and missing clothes
paper castles set on fire
but with each word
they tighten a bolt
discover a new song
and comb things out
putting patches to holes
setting mortar to brick
to home and hearth
life is birthing poets