Earth

Sitting here
looking at you
taking you in
trying
with all my heart
to connect
to understand
to feel your pain

But, there is no need
you’ve been here
a long, long time
and your pain
has always been with you
because
pain birthed you
and you turn it
into something beautiful

The Lonely Bluebell

Among the greens
the blue
blue light of her soul
shines her song
of loneliness

The blue light of her soul
gives pause to reflect
upon the way of
time's immortality

It is how we reflect
that allows her to sing
those waves of solitude

Her song reaches
farther into the night

Where we need her light.

Breathless

in a world
where beings inhale
the stuff of life

I find myself breathless
where to breathe
this
stuff of life
consumes, confuses and constricts me

If I were a tree
no birds would rest
no squirrels would play
for the leaves are falling
and Spring has forsaken me