Radiant Child

Harmony meters measure The moods rising Off the tarmacadam. Adults, in the swing of Bills, forget to smile. Less entertained by obligations In the local park, a Teen plays a keyboard Harvests raw blurred notes, hint Of a cool soundtrack. High harmony Readings encompass The radiant child. Echoes of lyrics dignify The sensual pitch ofContinue reading “Radiant Child”

Honesty Box

How can I accomplish my dreams? The hands on my clock are at loggerheads. If when walking on the Avenue Of The Future, I should happen to encounter a fortune teller who tells me: “You will mend your luck when you turn back the clock.” Will I deposit my gratitude in the honesty box? OrContinue reading “Honesty Box”

Lady Serenity

When Lady Serenity saw me, she swerved. Her detour a reminder not to dwell on anxiety. I want to absorb the tempo of my female hero. Go with her on a journey. We’ll decide. Fill a syrup-colored packing case with maps loosely packed. Plan our getaway on the backs of envelopes.  Take me with you. “LiveContinue reading “Lady Serenity”

Head In The Clouds

When I was growing up my mother would say to me: “Child of mine you have your head in the clouds.” When I grew older I discovered that folks who write poetry are in the minority. I’m half afraid to write poetry for you who never read it much and I’m left laboring with theContinue reading “Head In The Clouds”

Poetry Challenge #26: Redemption Songs

Disbelief suspended she gets naked and limbo dances under a tree. Her arms fly back. Her breasts confront the breeze. Her hips appear smooth flat on the horizon. No longer is she fearful Bridget, driving to pharmacy with her guitar slung on the back seat of her rental car. No more a victim of herContinue reading “Poetry Challenge #26: Redemption Songs”

Poetry Challenge #23: Forgiven

She adds the tragic loss of her daughter “Michele” to the mystery of how humankind came to be here on Earth. If God’s people cannot agree on the Beginning of Time, her wish is that her daughter will never trace her and save herself the disappointment of discovering the tale of her beginning  — “Once Upon aContinue reading “Poetry Challenge #23: Forgiven”

Father and child

I endeavour to start out on the right foot but, as the day presses on, I sink deeper into the non-specific. The ethereal press of promises. The sleeve of illusion. The shadow cast by the peaceful lighthouse. If I am the lighthousekeeper, you are the light.