This Silence

The cicada’s buzz I hear clearly Loving the sounds of the South The ocean’s roar never leaves my ears. Such is the beauty of the seaside. The seagulls scream as I interfere with their sunbathing Walking the sugar-white beach The … Continue reading

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I want you to know

so you know what I’m thinking …. …. …. 10 times 10 times 10 over and over

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Was It A Dream ?

I saw this as if in real time Everything I knew and loved lost in real time Family, friends, skills struggled for over a lifetime A woman whom I love. Lost. What fool ignores Cassandra? Priam, how could you? I … Continue reading

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There is Fear, Muse

This is for you, Muse We spoke often of Plato and the Athenian generals: What is bravery? What is courage ? Bravery: doing what we must despite overwhelming fear Courage: the ability to extract fear, look at and understand it … Continue reading

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You’re Here, You Didn’t Run

You needn’t have stayed, there was only more sorrow to be had if you stood near me. But you were there. How could you believe ? You needn’t have stayed, sorrow heaped upon sorrow, sandwiched with pain. Yet, you believed … Continue reading

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Such Gifts I Offer

You flew, Muse, hearing all I would give to you all I had to offer: Pain Sorrow The wrath of family and friends. And why not ? Who would wish for these ? You flew, Muse, when offered these gifts … Continue reading

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A Note of Forgiveness to a Young Friend

Awakening after a night of lovemaking two lovers – one younger and one older – look at one another. He, staring into her deep blue eyes, drowning She, seeing the forest in the brown of his eyes Theirs had been … Continue reading

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