Light

Light can tempt the dark spaces hiding between us

Without demanding allegiance or acknowledgment

Light can appeal to kinship in our times of loneliness

Without binding itself to our distractions and failures

Light can easily be severed or thought unsustainable

Without anguishing over the inevitableness of its loss

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Peace

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Forever

Stay within the daylight, forever

Challenge the plight of the stars

Upend the moon’s presumption

& transfix your sights on the sun

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Stay at the midnight hour, forever

Suffer within its quiet interruptions

Reposition your untoward dreams

& forgive all the light that was lost

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Peace

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Through Thirty Five Years

Through thirty five years

it’s become increasingly obvious

that we were not two halves desperate

to become as one, but rather two complete

mortal beings who joined together, freely in love,

only to find along the way that we’ve made each other

stronger, wiser, more loving, more miraculous than we ever

could have imagined on our own. Two instruments completely

transformed through one extraordinary symphony.

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Peace

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Writers, Blocked

Staring out the open window in search of words to be

Triggered, perhaps, by a movement, a color, a smell but

Nothing inspires, nothing seems to be a stand out memory

Only later to be tested and recalled years hence, or tomorrow.

So I’ll sit still, listening to the electric humming of the refrigerator

And the clanging of Toby’s dog license and ID tags as he breathes

Grateful that he’s now resting comfortably after an early morning scare

As I try hard to find something worthwhile to say, even when saying nothing

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Peace

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Brilliant

Soft autumn winds cannot long prevail against the hard push rushing in from behind

The cold, damp air prevails, but not without some surprise at its sudden dominance

Soon itself to fall victim to the sky’s seeming fickleness – one obsessively planned

A brilliant reminder of our own capriciousness while railing at the bonds of false security

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Peace

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