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Starting Out

February 1, 2009

Early 1980’s.

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Dollar bills in a large manila envelope

Marked ‘Entertainment’

Added up to a dinner out.

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Coupons clipped

Met the grocery budget.

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Dented, dinged or damaged.

They worked.

We could afford them.

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Fifteen bucks a week

Paid for lunch, gas & incidentals.

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Saving for Christmas

$10 at a time.

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Date Night = Dairy Queen.

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We created a team,

Relied on one another.

What a wonderful way to start out.

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Love’s Longevity

February 1, 2009
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Diminished?

No.

The passion born at 17 & 18 continues still.

It is different.

More tolerant, patient, less emergent.

The heart’s swell prompted by conversation,

Attitude,

And angle,

As much as bodily beauty and the scent of cologne mixed with yours.

Memories and fulfilled expectations create an ambiance

Of romance, companionship, fun.

We’ve aged together,

Created a partnership ebbing and flowing and moving with the current

Rage or fad or challenge.

Always,

Love’s longevity keeps us afloat.

Mothers & Daughters

January 28, 2009

Mothers and Daughters.

Basic parts of a whole,

bundled together

through biology, legality, or fate.

Electrical charges that attract and repel,

each occasionally losing a piece of themselves.

And those emitted particles change

the dynamics,

the energy,

the exchange.

Engaged in a quantum-physics dance,

Mothers and Daughters

embrace, repel

complement, contradict

nurture, antagonize

support, oppose

ADORE.

Electrically charged, this relationship.

Always reconnecting, the fortunate ones.

Radiating LOVE.

Mothers

And

Daughters.

Precious, blessed science.

Vulnerable

January 27, 2009

***Left shoulder to bottom of breastbone, cut deep.***

Right side the same, meeting in the middle.

Carve a Y, sternum to pubic bone.

Deviate to avoid the navel.

Top flap over the face,

Sides to the side.

Saw away

The ribs.

Remove

Sternal

Plate.

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Even

If

I

was

thus

Laid open, completely exposed. I would be no more understood than I AM right now.

I am transparent. I feel it, you see it. I think it, you know.

No deception. No lies. No dishonesty.

Is that why, when younger

I sometimes

Felt

Eviscerated?

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Source: http://www.deathonline.net/what_happens/autopsy/autopsy_steps.cfm

Enabling

January 23, 2009
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The line in the sand

Once clear and obvious

Obscured.

It seemed so permanent, so firm.

It seemed right.

But I gave a little,

You gave a little?

Over and over again

Toeing  away the line.

Now it’s unclear, obscured

Who, what, was right?

Who gave -or took- too much?

Who too little?

Am I now on your side of the line

Enabling

You to continue

To take more than your fair share?

JOY & Exultation

January 19, 2009

I’ve got the JOY down in my heart,

Long absent.

Deep and Real and Ready.

It’s the JOY from which springs hope and possibility.

Where dreams become reality.

The JOY that shouts “Yes, We Can!”

From deep within the belly

From the highest mountaintop.

The JOY that dares to dream of opportunity for all

And guarantees a future

Brighter, cleaner, clearer than today.

It is the JOY that nurtures young souls,

Soothes the old

And offers the middle-aged something to work for.

It is the JOY of American dreams and expectations.

Of all that we

Can be

Should be

Hope to be.

It is the JOY of better days.

The JOY of  America.

Our America.

My America.

America.

JOY.

da Bomb

January 6, 2009

It’s strength, my strength

Surprises

Impresses

As it should.

It carries me along on this rugged journey

Propels my soul into a realm I would otherwise miss.

Big

Bold

Beautiful

Bodacious

BODY o’ mine.

It’s a blessing.

Purely

Simply

da BOMB!