patient demeanor

I heard her screaming from down the hall denials & conspiracy theories spinning yarn like it was fashionable again. It was hard to admit (& would be easier left unsaid) unfortunately you cannot fix nor alter the course once enacted it is up to them to correct the charted path & make the determination to... Continue Reading →

Thirteen month

He came in silently Slipped in-between duvet Slept twelve hours Showered And returned to the front lines It's been months Since we shared a meal A movie Or more than a few words Battle worn and ready There's still much more to do


You were not there For the scrapes, bumps, and bruises Nor to protect No You left Taking pride in raising others Somehow forgetting Your one and only & Yet I forgive Clawing at chest Slick with tears and snot No difference between us Much distance Awash with the knowing Digging to nothing is an impossible... Continue Reading →


I took notice of the filling in Those once perfect pleats Shifting off center during expansion In this catastrophic contraction Having imploded the world Erodes confidence In self control Is it reliance or resistance to belay Successful results with hard won grace & thanks Push the rock up the mountain Again You have control of... Continue Reading →

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