Today is Fine


Happy times

   and mashed potatoes

News that’s good

  and fresh tomatoes

Sweet dreams

  and summer breezes

Rhyming words

   and funny sneezes

Sunny days

   that warm the pavement

Cool nights

   that come to save us

All the good

   that finds us here


  and draw it near




As If

It was inevitable.

She wondered if.

She didn’t think.

She did, too.

Was she so off the mark?

It helped when she remembered.

Then it would be time.

She shook her head as if.

But it was her.

She would do

That always appealed.

See how that word insinuates?

Parched and Wandering

The fragmentation of fear

conspires to lead me

away from life

as it can be lived

in a manner more free

Will I choose another path?

hidden though it may be

allowing joy to take its place

Blessings in disguise

Blessings positioned


as problems

Rain.   Softly.

Greeted with gratitude.



Chili – this is life, too


This is life, too

Pick the peppers in the garden

Chop the onions one-by-one

Soak the beans

Soak up the sun

Breathe in the summer air

Find your particular peace

It is waiting over there

Take it up

Try it on

Let it be

It is clear

It is forever

It is here

Every day, in every way

hold it near


I’d Like To…

I haven’t found the words to say

since long before I knew

that life will carry on and on

providing hints and clues

I’d like to be a joyful soul

I’d like to find a heart-felt goal

I’d like to recognize the whole,

the good and the sublime

I’d like to wake up fairly soon

while I still have the time

The No-Blues Blues

I have penciled myself in to be happy today

to be light of heart and free of angst

It is on the schedule

I will not miss this opportunityred pot white flowers


Thank You Alanis Morissette

Thank you for this one!

Just a Little Bit of a Harvest


I Wake Up

I wake up and my pen has nothing to say to me

I set off to start the day

and turn from my misery

Everything is so good

How dare I feel so lost

Usually I understand

I’m willing to share the cost

of life that is sometimes hard

of life that is mostly fine

I’d like to know what it is

keeps us this side of that dark line


Would that I be in the mood
for the moment
in the moment

I never let it go right away
I never do
Until I do

Would that I would see all the good
for the moment
in the moment

I want to let it be what it is
while it is
without care

Right away
for the moment
right today