Freedom Road

A line of frozen souls stumble through the bitter drifts. Midnight brings the border fence. With swaddled hands we lift the wire of thorns, duck underneath. Shoes plow through rumpled…

The Nightingale Sings

The nightingale sings her tune to raise the sun and set the moon, she brings not the sad news, only reminds me to forget the blues and sing mine too….

Cruise to Alaska

She shuffled to the stern. Her shaking fingers grasped the rail and tested it. Agatha was mesmerized by the wake, as the engines thrummed below. In that moment, she considered…

The Beginning of an End

Dusk descended like the last twilight on earth, Stars not in sight, neither planets nor the moon’s birth, The air was heavy with remorse, regret and resignation, He knew not…

Wedding Album

His proposal, eros-born and premature, left me pregnant with anxiety. I asked for time. Kairos brought me angst, not joy, and hope devolved to trepidation. In retrospect, my “Yes” was…

Self Doubt

Take a moment to reflect on times you felt so circumspect you took too long to introspect, paused again to reinspect until every tiny aspect seemed a promising new suspect…

Misty Mourning

I slip beneath the mists On this vaporous night of dreams. The silence weeps. My heart is a startled whisper, A whimpering child of fright. The fog awaits. I’m tucked…

A web of shadows

A web of shadows and light and color Randomly isolated might make only a slight impression But together contain the power to merge two worlds. I remember seeing that light…

Unnatural Fear

Billions of us with one instinct at dusk to find shelter, light lamps, stoke fires The fearless are extinct, savaged, their DNA a feast for ancient beasts Mostly the night…