Sunday, May 23, 2021

on wings of soft goodbyes

Do you see what I see
When the wind surely sighs
Heaven lifts the petals
On wings of soft goodbyes 

Do you hear her whisper
A gentle summer's breeze
Neath the cloak of darkness
A breath to ease my sleep 

Do you feel her presence
Adrift in sweet perfume
Dreams of penny blossoms
Bring me back home to you 

Do you know what I know
This life is never done
We raise our souls in hope
And know you're never gone

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

American Pie

Originally published in "The Crossroads Magazine - October 7" 

Where I can no longer see

What it feels to be

Unweighted and


Justice on its knees

Waging a war

I don't believe

Why does the blind man plead?

An ignorant place

lies underscore

Sense of grace

Bloody footprints walk

Eyes that are vacant

Still I do weep

In your great vessels of steel

We carry your greed

Across our backs

Our naked

Souls and brittle bones

Weary beneath

A heart still beats

Across this great plain of change

Trumpets sound your name

Herald your peace

Lend me faith

I beg you to bring

A perfect rose

To tide this rage

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

from high

From high the cold winds blow

across an ocean wide

taking you far from home

without you by my side


Wherever you now roam

forever you will be 

a part I must let go

a part my heart shall keep


Beneath an azure sky

an angel gets his wings

for precious is his life

as one our voices sing

A ghost that you can't see

A ghost that you can't see
Made up of broken dreams
Willful my disregard
Running like spent peace
Carousel rewinding
What I feel deep inside
Moving unrelenting
Wishing I could hide
Perfect imperfection
Untreading whence I come
Near and far unwinding
Far away from home
Deceitful your magic
Longs such wistful idyll
Pretending forever
Searching for you still