Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Poem for Today

For Life

You think I need you,
But just for the moment,
For this right-now want.

But my desire for you is in every moment,
In every drip, in this measured flow of time.

Join me in this dance,
Across the slippery globe,
Spinning ourselves around each other,
Because I'll be here for life.

Nov. 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Poem for Today


Trying to win you.

I saw a child’s hand,
Opening and closing in a slanting beam of sun,
Cutting across its play-pen world.

She tried to capture the hope of light,
In a small and fat fist.

Feeling the warmth of yellow on flesh,
Fingers folding tight,
She snatches her hand to her face,
But she sits in the shade,
And the light is gone.

Sept/Oct 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Poem for Today


Pausing, waiting, stopping,
Holding all time for your love,
I don’t remember why I wait.
But I have also forgotten anything else.

Trying to gather the webs of your life into my arms,
It’s much harder than even calling the sparrows to my side.

Sept/ Oct 2011