Why Are You Downcast? #psalm #trial #haiku

  Questions makes no sense Sitting under a fog bank sorrow on my brow ***     Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from deceitful and unjust men. 2For You are the God of my refuge. Why have You rejected me? Why must I walk in sorrowContinue reading “Why Are You Downcast? #psalm #trial #haiku”

Out With the Tide #poetry #abuse

no one could hear her screams for help she was underwater he had warned her she would not capitulate death was claiming her breath the doorbell rang “not a good time” he yelled pounding on the door this will have to wait limp as seaweed she rose from the pool other woman huffed at theContinue reading “Out With the Tide #poetry #abuse”

Yesterday’s Lilac #elderlyissues #aging #atozchallenge

Hold me… I am a broken, colorful fragrant remnant of yesterday * Remember me… when I was alive, thriving extracted from a beautiful whole * Understand me… for who I am today a relic, don’t pull me to pieces * Cherish me… for what I was what I am and what I might still be…Continue reading “Yesterday’s Lilac #elderlyissues #aging #atozchallenge”

Cherry Margarita #haiku #spring #haibun

  I sit behind closed doors. Drawing pictures of ballet dancers in pink .  Crumpled piles of discards about my feet. I’m reminded of cherry blossoms in spring. They dance through the cobwebs in my head and I am outside in spring’s kaleidoscope with no Co-Vid. *** Infused with sunshine cherry blossoms kiss still watersContinue reading “Cherry Margarita #haiku #spring #haibun”

Drawing You #poetry #face

My first sweep of your jawline a shade around your nose caught on your eyes what is happening who knows ** I sketched until dawn this face remembering then why were my lips shaking and trembling *** I peered deeper still you looked back at me what had I done set my love free? **Continue reading “Drawing You #poetry #face”

Time Goes Too Fast #elderlyissues #atozchallenge #photography #poetry

  Time… moves as the sun faster than we run a round face with hands a circular plan each hour marked never light never dark Time moves without thinking heart beat quickly ticking a baby’s yawn before early dawn colors beam time  day on one side  ebbs the flow of the tide aging woman, manContinue reading “Time Goes Too Fast #elderlyissues #atozchallenge #photography #poetry”

Searching #poetry #art #elderlyissues #atozchallenge

      so easy when we’re small no words need be expressed I’m wading in the mud and now I am depressed I lost my very thought went through my fingertips a momentary drop there’s so much I have missed   Searching when we are young seems part of the mystery of learning. TheContinue reading “Searching #poetry #art #elderlyissues #atozchallenge”

O to be an Ostrich #atozchallenge #elderlyissues

beautiful and sleek pulled  by the years wrinkly neck As women age, our eyes have lines, our hands are wrinkled and our necks sag. So unlike the ostrich with the beautiful long neck. The elderly need to have a good overview of their health. But obsessing on their diseases can be a greater stress thanContinue reading “O to be an Ostrich #atozchallenge #elderlyissues”

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