fated to me ~

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same as I

forty-one more
than I was young
half lives more than ready
one last time –
for living
every day

failing
forgiveness –
tell me of pleasures
willed you come
yet pulled you away

separate for nothing
a pension for madness –
heaven permitted
to leave

last years
communion –
is this years I love you
memory fated
to me

. . .

let these keys remember ~

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tho I know better
I should not want
for words
I cannot find –
those which fault
to fall
beyond my memory become
let these keys
remember –
embracing verse the same
let my mind be free
to fill
pages I remain
as one
a vowel –
a broken line
who shall tell me
I am wrong
when all I sought
to do –
was ease my pen

. . .

a certain wind ~

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I am
the child of a living God
the essence of a garden
I am the blood
of ten thousand tribes
made to one
I am the breath of heaven
a river rush with tears
a light denied
the limits
of the sun

I am
willing to be broken
so that I might rise again
deciding as I will
my destiny
I am not afraid
of falling
mine are wings
of love divine
I will lean into
and wait
a certain wind

. . .

how it was ~

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were I gifted
wisdom
sight beyond my eyes –
cards to play
a looking glass unglazed
would e’er there be
a moment
you would come
and I would know
which lines were crossed
as means
for letting go
were I offered
absolution
for every time
I looked beyond
a year began
negated now to loss
a rush of recollection
do you remember
how it was
a breath between
each memory
of us

. . .

recognition ~

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whatever this
as lives between
depths beyond the dark
some distance
undecided by a word
a heart
without memory
but fearful still
of touch
trembles at the thought
of prying fingers

silence now
the sweet erase
of breath
where breath is gone
succumb to praise
emptied of goodbye
a psalm
we never sang
blessed recognition
was here
we knew the first
of love
enough

for nothing
waits to fill the void
with graces –
yet unspoken
blue beyond
where sighs
are come
to wing

. . .

author’s note: sometimes the will to sleep exceeds my reach. fingers
fumble in the darkness – becoming wings – a pen greedy for release

. . .

heretofore ~

for every path
another comes
a journey unintended –
sacred truths
of spruce and evergreen
wrapped in fragrant blossom –
moss and ancient waters
heretofore a destiny
unseen

choices where
it seemed were none
loss once deemed as prize
evermore is witness
to the time we took
in finding –
wandering our way to home
as sorrow
filled our eyes

moments held
above the rest –
souvenirs and trinkets
a flight we missed
another dream set sail
highways running
north to south –
a gravel road to nowhere
miles to make
another truth to tell

. . .

never ours to lose ~

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forgive my heart
for failing –
arms for letting go
denied the faith
for more than want –
some other fate
to know

when all is lost
remember this –
love I keep for you
hands resolved
to holding
what was never ours
to lose

take and know
for all that was
remains
within my heart
years succumb to living
lifelines split
apart

pressed as one
into the glass –
truth negating time
a kiss
to haunt my whisper
breath the same
as mine

. . .