Her Name Is Judy

On his way to the convenience store The man stopped To reach deep into his pocket And withdrew the only coin he had Which was a toonie. His thumb rubbed the golden center As he caressed the queen’s face And with a gentle gesture Handed the coin to the seemingly broken girl. With cat’s eyesContinue reading “Her Name Is Judy”

Words Worth Listening To

Personally, I love the line . . . “to suffer the ignorance of those who lie to you for their own personal gain” All too often I’ve been lied to so others may gain a sense of superiority. The loss of dignity I feel is worth far more to me than the gain that othersContinue reading “Words Worth Listening To”

It Matters

The Comrade’s  sweepings of life are  spread like cumulus clouds  guiding ribbons of rivers. That moment’s rest at the house Of the hurting kind–mist. “Enough!”   the woman warbled, So now fledgling, Let’s rest in motion,  padding barefoot, claw foot  down nature’s asphalt unknown  what wafty thoughts  found waving from the shallows may conjure forthContinue reading “It Matters”

Leaving the Wilderness

The broken family Of adult children And ex remarried And homes remade Lets me know It’s time now To leave the family home. With the birth Certificates given back To adult children And photos divided out, The basement clean, The garage emptied, And the closet stocked With wishes and desires. All mine, this time, TheyContinue reading “Leaving the Wilderness”

Blooming Later in Life

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches” Philippians 4:19. Letting loose with the truth in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ means to me to own your own inequity. I found this with the happy, marching tunes of Reggae music and I’m happy as I think of that presented entity posedContinue reading “Blooming Later in Life”

Giving Fear the Middle Finger

Dancing in the living room to get my joy back to the beat of happiness during incredible bills that were left for me, I found my God. Please understand, I had utility bills that were not my own and I was refinishing furniture, selling outfits I put together, applying for more than 400 jobs afterContinue reading “Giving Fear the Middle Finger”

Thank God I’m Alive

After believing a lie from a weakened soul while I lost a yes At only 4 years old. And thinking then, I would surely expire I reached outside higher and higher. but grounded properly by self-fulfilling prophecy that my mother would not like me. Despite the love of two siblings and her, and the certainContinue reading “Thank God I’m Alive”

She’s In, Mate

The old mare was just about bullet proof her skin so thick– impenetrable by the pesky needle nosed mosquitoes. Once a race horse but blew her hocks so she hobbles in the hobbles shackled to her feet. But her eyes hold a fire of desire to see reality and pass around the key of sweatContinue reading “She’s In, Mate”