Safe Harbour

Rest For you are safe here Though storms may rage against you Trust For you are safe with me I am your anchor When carried away on life's rapids It's fateful twists and devilish turns Look to me The rooted branch, Outstretched and still Firm, in the midst of chaos Reach for me Hold steadfast [...]

Extinguished

The echo of heat is all that remains Buried under aloof neglect The flame went out A great fire raged here Long ago Surrounded by trappings Sealed on all sides by expectations It suffocated Starkly refusing to acknowledge it's existence, It starved Red hot embers glowed Then, fuel met water Extinguishing what remained of possibility [...]

A New Start – Indeed

New Year. New Storytelling Tools.

Chaos: The Birth of Tradition

Beloved memories forged in chaos

Happy New Year!

It has been a heckuva year, this 2022. As I sit with Random, eating super hot chicken wings and we watch Rocky III, learning lessons about family and perseverance, I hope you are surrounded by love, friendship, and family as we turn the page on 2022. My hope for all of us in 2023 is [...]

Benevolent Truths

Recriminations, old and new, haunt corners Whispering doubts Filling empty spaces with angst Inharmonious rumblings swirl in place Howling, empty and frightening Discordant and terrible Harrowing to face the truth. For it's a lie to claim there is nothing left to say There is one thing. Though we can barely bring ourselves to acknowledge it [...]

One More Moment

Tested to the limitEndured all they couldIn the end measured and found themselves wanting Life weighed against perceptions of perceptionsTried and tiredHeartbroken They left us behindWhat we would give for but one more moment To forgive, to forgetTo linger in a gaze,to share a smileTo hear and to be heardJust one more To sit together [...]

Glass House

There you sit Encased in glass Volatile. Dangerous. Watching from your perch The air fairly sizzles Unsettled and frenetic Passionate Conducting from your station When your eyes fall upon me It is revealed What lay before me is both beguiling and perlious To deny it would be a folly I venture closer Excitement pricks my [...]

Garden

The prettiest things The most delicate things We put them on display To enjoy and relish To hold dear What is a garden? Sights and scents Textures and flavours And still, so much more Designed to entice and inspire awe, They teach us patience and humility Provide sanctuary, and Give solemn respite to the weary [...]