Fearful Things

death is not a fearful thing

it is the balance

the counter weight to life

one without the other

would be very hard to comprehend

grief is not a fearful thing

it is the balance

the counter weight to bliss

beautiful in it’s own way

allowing pain and joy to exist


numbness is sometimes a scary thing

sometimes a day’s blessing

allowing the soul quiet rest

an emotional nap, if you will

today is not numb

today is not tired

today is feeling

feeling is not a fearful thing

it can be daunting

difficult messy swaths

but within it lies healing

it is where bliss hides





I said goodbye

then watched you leave.

You left me gifts

you will never see.

I was lucky.

I got to say all the things,

I don’t feel the ache of the unsaid.

You left me with a handful of words,

inspiring mouthfuls of my own.

Your story ended

as the refreshing of the world began.

It feels as though

my own story

has begun


Gathering Beauty

I got some sad news this morning.  I friend of mine just passed away.  He was a photographer and musician of amazing skill, as well as being a gregarious and generally wonderful person.

In his honor, i want to gather beauty together.  He would like the idea of strangers passing along what they find beautiful.  It spreads out what he left behind and connects us all a little bit more.

So if you would, please post a picture or a song or a poem or whatever you find to be beautiful today.

It would mean a great deal and filling the world with a bit more wonderful!

Thank you!!!


The Death of a Housefly

wind sliding around the fat body
multifaceted eyes reflecting
hairy toes touching ground
a flurry of wings

sweet surfaces
tempting the feet
proboscis extending
seeking a treat

silently stalking
weapon readied
the buzzing will be quelled
the torment will be ending

all is still
meal finished
legs industriously cleaning
removing debris

swiftly it comes
a great swooshing smack!
triumphant chortling
the fly broken and black

Another in the Title Project. This one provided by ogre, a dear and long time friend. He has been holding onto this title for a while, thinking it would make a great band name. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to create something for it.