Lingering in protective white filament…

Fires ablazeApproaching from all aroundWe climb and push throughto meet on the other sideYou wrap me in a sheet of protective white filamentand disappear from sightas I linger in the attempt to escape A woman passes me on the street, issuing a haunting reminder to get out nowI’m on itEven as desperate and soulless figuresContinue reading “Lingering in protective white filament…”

The start of something great…

The road can be good for clearing the mind and I am no stranger to taking a drive…..short or long. However, heading west from St. Louis yesterday, I didn’t feel the freedom and sense of adventure that often comes from travel. Music didn’t move me as much in the car, either. I’m not sure why,Continue reading “The start of something great…”

Art & Coffee in Asheville

(November 2021) Spending just shy of a month in North Carolina, much of the time in the Asheville area, I had plenty of time to check out the street art, breweries, and coffee shops. At first, I considered including this collection of photos in my earlier album “To the East (2021),” but I ultimately decidedContinue reading “Art & Coffee in Asheville”

I want to be…

I want to be your favorite book. I want you to run your fingers and hands over my pages, memorizing every line…..and while other people will never take the time to read me, I want you to never put me on a shelf where I can collect dust. I’m a first edition, first printing, andContinue reading “I want to be…”

Otherworldly things…

I don’t remember exactly when the universe or greater unknown began leaving me feathers, but I’m guessing maybe 20 years ago or so. I was still married then with young children……all made up of non-stop energy that left me little reprieve. And yet, I stole moments here and there, reading and studying. And better yet,Continue reading “Otherworldly things…”

I am…you

Imagine for a minute….that my soul is yours and everything I experience is, therefore, your experience. I am, essentially, an extension of you. I am your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and hands. Every breathe I take is yours and you feel every beat of my heart. What do you wish for me? What do IContinue reading “I am…you”

These are the things…

When it comes to a woman who’s given up almost all material luxuries in her own life, you don’t win her over with a shiny new Land Rover, 48-foot sailboat, flights to exotic locations, jewelry, and the like. You win her over with a photo of a small happy house plant soaking up the sunContinue reading “These are the things…”

A new home with you…

You may be but a world away, but you are the keeper and holder of my heart. Perhaps you are unaware, but it’s been in your care for awhile. Like a stowaway….it hitched a ride home with you on a cold night under the stars in another state when I intended to love you onlyContinue reading “A new home with you…”

Amid the chaos…

Jetting from jacuzzi walls, small pockets of air rise and escape to the pool’s steamy surface in mini geodesic domes before being released back into the atmosphere.  Forming, disappearing, and replaced within mere seconds, each half-dome spends its short and insignificant existence among others of its kind…..above the water but below the sky.  Large andContinue reading “Amid the chaos…”