I took a nap and wept for no reason”

~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

And when I weep are my tears
the color of the turquoise sky
reflecting in my eyes
or are they the white feathered
clouds floating by with their weighted sighs. Read More

Breathing in Still Life

Hold strong to here and now, we have found home
our hands clasped and arms entwined in grace

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Sea Level


“The mountains are so dominant
that some days the people refuse
to look at them as children
turn away from the fathers who beat them”

~ Jim Harrison  from Songs of Unreason

She was the mountaintop on which I stood
Breathing the pure air, cutting my teeth
on slender fingers for she would give
everything to protect, to shelter, to feed.

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Emancipation of a Soul

February 3, 2017- the day of my emancipation. The chasing of the almighty dollar in exchange for my soul, done. No more living by other’s rules and expectations. Time to get back to me, the real me that no one knew. Back then, I didn’t even know who I was anymore.

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Tanka: Golden Light

trusting sun will rise
bathing earth in golden light
bestowing healing

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Twilight’s Dust


“Nearly everything we are taught is false except how to read”

~  Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

It’s hot in this stifling city with sidewalks teeming
outside her cloistered door the noise is deafening.

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“Just beyond the bruised lips of consciousness.”

from Birds Again

~ Jim Harrison

The stars once bright in eyes now faded and gray
viewing the world through tangled trees
a purple haze of permanent contusions,
amid barren thoughts of rotting leaves
the result of love damaged beyond reason.
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