Heartbreak and Hope – a poem about South Africa

Heartbreak and Hope – a poem about South Africa

Heartbreak and Hope South Africa has a beat to it, under my feet like a heart. Energy healing in KwaZulu Natal, land of the Zulus, never conquered Rutted roads, few cars, tramp of children’s feet running to school, Concrete floors, rug mats, naps side-by-side, coughs...
Sweet 16 Revelation – a poem about awakening to truth

Sweet 16 Revelation – a poem about awakening to truth

Sweet 16 Revelation Like ten kernels of corn, amongst 300, We huddled together at Jeff’s sweet 16 party Shocked, isolated, in the minority Skin glowing white under strobe party lights Music pounded, bass insistently calling Come to the dance floor NOW! Unfamiliar as...
The Day My Heart Broke – a poem about cancer

The Day My Heart Broke – a poem about cancer

The Day My Heart Broke October 12, 2015, CT results in pancreatic cancer, Stage 4, terminal prepare to die, estimated lifespan now measured in weeks, unexpectedly “I do” and “till death do us part” now with unanticipated meaning more than words, now deeds to choose or...
When Love Showed Up – a poem about love

When Love Showed Up – a poem about love

When Love Showed Up You met him on a retreat, his first and only one laughing, talking on a Delaware Water Gap dock with two brothers catching eel for their beloved grandmother’s breakfast He held the caught eel which wriggled, squirming his hand up almost to its...
Maine Moments – Maine poem 2

Maine Moments – Maine poem 2

Maine Moments Granite rocks, crashing waves tide pools and sweeps of sand craggy Maine landscapes concealed in frequent fog Crouched on the dock, flashlight spots millions of just-born lobsters smaller than a fingernail, phosphorus green seeking cover, building shells...
Swimming the Narrows – Maine poem 1

Swimming the Narrows – Maine poem 1

Swimming the Narrows Lifejackets on the dock until age 13 unless you swam the Leadbetter Narrows there and back, 40-degree water, strong tides small heads bobbing, pausing, swimming on and on imagining sand sharks, nibbling toes Ten cousins on a summer island boys vs....