Lady Luck

luck is a strange thing

dancing through days

leaving tiptoes of blessing behind her

surrounding us with bliss bits

to be noticed and enjoyed

you create your own luck

by what you notice

what you love

what you allow to bring you pleasure

she brings you the beginnings

the basics

the building blocks

to make the luck yours

this lady doesn’t grant wishes

she lives in face up pennies and single moments on the clock

shamrocks and coincidences

cupcakes and laughter

rainy afternoons and sunny mornings

look for your luck

and you shall find her

walking in plain sight

Peas for Princesses

i found myself in a familiar place

made unfamiliar by time

small sounds run roughshod

over nerves swollen and furious

it is a hellish place

anger, frustration, guilt

wrapped in poisonous sandpaper

i used to live there

constantly immersed in petty rage

confounded by my inability to step out of it

i found a path and followed it to myself

unfettering the angst

releasing myself from my prison

occasionally I slip back through the door

rarely now, but all the more unpleasant for it

when I return to peace

i feel the residue

the need to apologize

for finding myself in that place

realizing there are a few small things that protect me

that if I seek them out

i shall stay well