Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Poem: Time With Her Son



They walk the aisles of Kroger,
she steering the cart,
emboldened by the sturdy handle,
the steady wheels,
to stand a little straighter,
walk a bit quicker,
her grown son by her side,
reaching for coffee, oatmeal, eggs, lemon drops,
she talks of neighbors, politics, aches and pains,
the son shares worries about his kids,
his wife’s quilting hobby,
his new boss at work,
at the checkout, she writes a check in her finest cursive,
unaware of the impatient line forming behind,
she pays no mind,
for this is her time with her son,
and she will not hurry
these precious moments they share,
so she pauses by the celebrity magazines,
she asks what he thinks about Jennifer Aniston
and whether she’ll ever have a baby and isn’t it terrible
that she and Brad Pitt didn’t stay together,
and her son says that was a long time ago mom,
Brad Pitt has about six kids now with Angelina Jolie,
his mother looks at him in shock,
something to think about this week,
maybe next week she’ll buy one of those magazines,
then they’ll have even more to talk about on their weekly excursion to Kroger.

Poem: I Wish You Joy



I wish you joy today,

Whether it be
An unbidden moment of grace,
Time with a familiar face,
A warm embrace,

Or a trace of a memory
That stirs your heart,

Savor the moment,
Drink in the sounds,
The smells, the sights,
With eyes of delight,

Right in front of you
Lies something of wonder,

I wonder what it will be for you today,

I wish you joy in the discovery.

Poem: Finding Harmony

harmony project4


The notes shimmer
Like rain beneath a streetlight,


Illuminating time and space
With a starlike glow,

Drawing the eyes and ears
To a spot just beyond reach,

So perfect the sound,
That heart beats align
Like a perfect rhyme,

Folks don’t mind
The pause in their day,

Laying aside the tasks at hand,
They walk hand in hand,
Seeking the sound that
Stirs the soul,

Yearning to feel, to hear, to see,
The harmony,

And so their seeking goes on,
Sometimes falling flat, losing the rhyme,
Wasting time, so much to do,

Yet beginning anew,

On the quest for the magical,
Shimmering notes
That bring peace and unity to all.


My ‘harmony’ drawing is a little bit of Op Art to illuminate the elusiveness of finding harmony and peace in our lives.