Posted in New Work, Poetry, Self-discovery and growth, Thoughts and Ruminations

Visual Eyes

I have trouble
making consistent eye contact.

Two reasons:

First, eye contact is energy exchange,
and most energy is non-refundable.
I can’t share energy with everyone
this way.

Second, it is often I find myself
attempting to visualize my words
as I speak them
and my eyes like to follow the
paths my mind takes…

Aware though I am
It often appears I’m not attentive,
I’m paying full attention
to every possible aspect

and my mind travels
multiple directions

at once.


09 November 2019
Posted in Forgotten writings, New Work, Poetry

Bad Vision

How much I take in
from just observing
the people and things around me…

But often more than never
the beautiful act
of being watchful
shows me ugly truths
about others.


Every now and then,
I question my own vision.


22 October 2019
Posted in Forgotten writings, New Work, Poetry, Random

Vernal Aesthetics and Night

peppermint tea in a favorite cup
water in a sticker-laden bottle,
the front lawn a dusky backdrop
in the tri-light of early evening aesthetics.

porch lights blink on –
the first fireflies of night.
crickets trill and voices travel;
cars arriving at homes
leaving them too…

sirens in the distance
too brief to ponder their disturbance.
air moves, moonlight and streetlight
compete for presence,
filming the scene in picturesque haze.

laughter and children’s small shouts
mingle with closing doors
and the wandering breeze

sounds of neighborhood…

time begins to meander
and stars twinkle amusedly,
tiny laughing winks
in the vast eye of night.

and sight and sound are one
energy is air

the day fades away.


11 May 2019