Stepping Off The Cliff

This is second nature to me, this stepping into thin air Feeling nothing beneath your feet. No solid ground To hold you up, to banish all despair No. Nothing but space on every side – and up and down No hand holds, no parachute, no railings, no rope. A universe...

A Poem for Todd

  ‘Twas a hot summer day about mid-July When Santa stretched and let out a sigh. The elves has all left – gone to the beach And taken the booze – all but the Screech. So the jolly old fellow unscrewed the cap And after a swig, lay down for his nap. But he tossed...

Four

One, two, three, fourFour directions to chooseFour roads to travelFour strong winds refuse One, two, three, fourFour Bobbsey twins readFour leaf clovers foundFour years old ahead One, two, three, fourFour young Englishmen arrive Four quarter notes adoreFour magicians...

What If Every Night Was Christmas Eve

What if every night was Christmas Eve and everyday was Christmas? What if all the lights were twinkle lights and shone across the sky? What if reindeer flew beyond the moon and children danced in circles Around the tree all trimmed in gold with angels set on high?...

What do I bring to this bouquet

  A morning walk through boughs and branches My steps on earth where nature dances Have slipped me carefully into a mixed Bouquet. Wild sweet peas line a tilting pathway Petals hot and pale pink in turn sway Amid the cornflowers blue and bright Brazen. Crouching...

A Dark Whisper

  Everything starts somewhere – this was a tear.The tiniest of rips in the fabric we carelessly wearUntil it’s worn and ragged and faded and thinTossed in a corner, forgotten, ignored.For we move on with our lives, our importance.Our place in the tapestry...