The Other Side

There she isDancing in the ivory cloudsRosy-cheeked and butterfly-wingedHer laugh floats to me like bubbles across the skyShe bounces, flashing a pearly toothHer plump thighs curling in and kicking outFingers plucking at the candy flossShe twirls and falls back onto the misty trampolineShe is free.And for a second, she catches me looking at herAnd it’s … Read more

A Girl Like Her

I poured my love into her, lacking limitation or reticence From the moment I knew she was hidden inside of me, till the day she was born, through her life, and now. I said to her, whispered in her ear, “You are everything now. I’ll love you forever.” And those words will linger on my … Read more

Little Flower

Journal entry: 26 June 2023 Little flower, I know not yet the texture of your skin or the pucker of your lips, or the way your eyes catch the light  I know not yet the sound of your cooing, or your smile when you look up at me  And I know not yet the smell … Read more

Christ’s Wildflower

Have you ever seen a sunflower in the middle of a highway?Its yellow face, stark against the grey citySmiling towards the lightIt is dressed in green and bathed in rain Its petals a crown on its head The sunflower sways and twirls at the wake of dayAnd the mellow of nightIt needs not validation nor … Read more

A Face To Some (Published by Spillwords Press)

You’re a face to some A smile, eyes, brows Not intelligent enough. Not quite gifted. Not the right fit at the table But you are soul Creation embodied in a human with thoughts, emotions, purpose They see what they choose Race. Job. Degree. Pedigree.They count accolades like a ticking clock.One. Two. Three. As if time … Read more