A pane of glass separates me from the out there. I gaze and imagine what lies beyond. The cold keeps me inside, but my mind walks for miles in the storm.
What kind of man will you be? What kind of world will you see? What kind of man- Will you honor women, seeing and loving them for all they are? Will family fill your heart with joy when you see their faces? Will friends love to be around you, laughing with the good times and … Continue reading What kind of man?
Smile, it can’t be that bad. I hear this directed at me as I ride the bus home. I look up and see a man looking at me. Come on, smile! Why? Why do I have to smile for you? How do you know it isn’t all that bad? Maybe I just lost my job. … Continue reading Smile
You told me you were different. Even got mad when I told about my previous guy. Told me you wanted to punish him for how he treated me. You even had a plan for this act. I felt gratified for the protection. I felt loved. Then I found out the truth- you were and … Continue reading Ode to a Coward
We have come from everywhere We bring stories as varied as pebbles on a beach We are all on the same kind of journey To discover our true selves In this place the mountains will hold us secure Removed from the busyness of our lives We can drop all pretenses and masks We show … Continue reading Whenever two or more are gathered
I met him at school He thought he was cool But many just thought him strange One thing that gave doubt One thing that stood out Was a pea-green vest with long fringe Once we found our niche The friendship was rich And took us where we’d never been Rocky Horror was … Continue reading The Spookster
Snow is the quiet one. You see it fall And hear the wetness of the streets. But snow itself Is silence. What was once all colors Is now frosted with white. Transformed into a fantasy vision. Powdered sugar from heaven. All creatures fall silent When it snows. They huddle into their homes To … Continue reading Snowing
Cathedral-like, the tall pines stand Like sentinels, guarding those within the circle. The smell of pine wafts by my nose As the breeze blows through the trees. The dirt road goes around the perimeter Allowing all to enter and make camp. A circle within a circle, The powwow ground becomes sacred As sage and … Continue reading Sacred Ground
Sitting in my booth I look at the faces of those around me. There’s pain, frustration, and anger on some. Sorrow, loss, and despair on others. Some bodies have missing parts; some bodies don't work at all anymore. So much to see. An underlying camaraderie permeates this place. We all swore to protect our country, … Continue reading Lunch at the VA hospital
To my shock and utmost honor, this poem was used for the lyrics to a commissioned work for the Denver Women's Chorus in the winter concert "Ocean of Voices" January 2017. What an amazing thing it is to hear one's words become music and to have a group of women you love sing it for … Continue reading Gichigami