patch a fallen tie

You are the paper sky
you are the pencil shade my eye
hold my hand I cry your tears
she is the cradle in my sunrise
the stranger of my surmise
too quick to say goodbye
patch a fallen tie
gold-leafed charm
a calming heart
why wonder we cannot see
the Earth in all her finery
grateful for your gallery
reserve the rite to be
among her bless-ed best
a summer rosary
rise and shine she calls upon request
love not wavering
those humble sweet seasons
for savoring
sought of give and take
children born for humblings sake
a keep sake for safe keeping
Gods gift to win
a smile for your grin
good fortune’s Phoenix
center ’round the ring
pray for strength from weakness
to happen the day
daughters and sons
catch us in His arms
hugs till day is done
regard the setting sun
without harm for anyone.


in my memory to bear

eons ago I walked with you
frailty seemed frivolous
encountered the rounder points
the universe exclaimed
to question the exceptional
our tears identical
in the Cabernet of rain

there is a moment
in my memory to bear
bear hugs essential
from tremendous endless care
it is the wisdom I hear
out of the mouth of fear
that grips the lip
to shift into the death of us

holiday spirit there then gone
to think of God a winter long
in hopes that He will save the world
in summer for a freedom found
that I may feel again to find her
safe and warm and sound
where graceful love rebounds

in ocean sea river bay
the daughter of the water play
swim lake stream pond
nocturnal in the elemental bliss
covet the quiet kiss
that led a girl to this
to shed a tear like skin
that begs for bells to ring.