Inextinguishable

“She couldn’t remember the last time she’d seen the stars,” yet there above the cloudy cover shining still; bright, clear and sparkling, as she’d been (before she’d yielded all to be another). Forever, hands and hearts, began to smother deep-most yearnings, (who might she become?) Instead, she caved to cleave his flashy, colored cloak; her […]

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Sibling Musings

Everything hurt! Yet there, beneath the sand, A calming sense of clammy warmth filled me, My brother piled it on, with scoop-filled hands, And devilish and unrelenting glee. Though buried deep, I knew how effortlessly, With burst of will and strength I could arise, But choosing, in its stead, to simply be, Enjoy the moment, […]

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Dandelion Dreams

‘A life well-lived’ she ponders: “What’s the meaning?” As days and seasons waterfall, cascade, And misdeeds from an ancient past remind, Becoming shard-like, sharp, (though memory fades). It seems so long ago, when they were younger, When blinded eyes ignored the rose-tint shade, As inner voices battled, risking heaven, Conspiring to mislead her far astray. […]

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The Winding Path

“When did you know you were lost?” he asked (so wise), Since he’d been there and back, a long time yore he’d gone too far astray, his sad demise lay fossil-like: a starfish washed ashore. His journey was circuitous, yet sure of his intent, he forged beyond the seams, To sear the fabric, cutting to the […]

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Acuity

“He taught me how to read people’s eyes.” To know it’s never as it seems; it’s grey.   He told me, too, to hear beyond the words of those who chose to obfuscate; betray.   He showed me when to peer beyond their veils To delve ‘how’ water flows upstream and ‘why’.   He whispered […]

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Uncertainties

“There is no warning rattle at the door.” It blusters open; sudden, threatening gust, Sets hearts off-balance, birdlings unsecured, Alas, the squall uproots, destroys, disrupts. Unwilling gamers both, yet play we must, As choices tear our lives asunder hard, But soul-mates are forever tied, a trust ‘tween best of friends, though now we are apart. We know […]

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Clarity

  The first time she was lost, an injured bird, She’d wondered where she’d erred, how this could be, Accepting blame, she bought in to ‘absurd’ With opened arms, the truth had set them free. He looked into the mirrorwall; saw “he”, She saw; minds had met, they’d saved the day, The days becoming years, […]

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An Engineer’s Journal: June, 2001 – Turning The Page

“Until the day I die, I’ll never forget those glassy, unblinking eyes.” they haunt me still, Years were cut abruptly, I regret, His callous satisfaction, feigned conceal. To some he was a buddy, someone real But I, a distaff staffer, stood outside, I chuckled not at vulgar chats, but steeled myself, though reddened cheeks I […]

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Tangled Woods

As leaf pods fell to earth like grassy snow, The unpaved, woodsy path, a mossy trail that lured me ever deeper, bent to know what wonders to unfold, to sip the grail. But skies began to darken, lifted eyes alert, while soggy grounds beneath me shifted, Instead my senses screamed: “This isn’t wise!” Trees swayed […]

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The Balance of Nature

It hangs so striking, vivid and serene Upon my featured well-lit bedroom wall, I know from years of staring at its theme, Since then I understood: I was appalled. When first I saw the nature scene, it called to me; so pure, authentic, numbered print, I saw a bird (not creatures dead and mauled), But drama was […]

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Fortuity

  As schoolyard beaus they shared a trance-like smile, ‘cross the expanse, mere sight lines through the fence, Her goal; to reach his heart-space without guile, To share a glance of innocence (impulsive child)! By time they reached the ripe, old age of ten they knew, That friends and soul-mates they would ever be, In […]

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Happy “Birth” Day

“Winter seemed reluctant to release its hold”, and yet his sister, Spring, crept near, A quickening within, imbued a calming peace, I teetered on the brink; embraced my fear. Months of wafting breezes through the sheers, Unfolding rainbows, blinking on the billows, Nestled soft within by cushioned cashmere, Even as I lazed beneath the willows. […]

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