Supportive Shoulder

Wandering traveler, Please excuse the strangeness Of this odd but sincere request: Could you spare your shoulder for a moment So I might take a little rest? My arms are aching from the lifting Of those whose strength has faded out My voice hoarse from reassuring troubled ones Lost in a fog of confusion andContinue reading “Supportive Shoulder”

And I Will Close My Eyes

And I will close my eyes As I walk across this unstable tightrope Well cognizant of the rocky terrain below The inherent risks of my balancing act Teetering precariously on the edge of free falling. I will not peek at the distant ground beneath For I know it will only petrify my wobbly feet AndContinue reading “And I Will Close My Eyes”

Tiptoes and Leaps

Life rarely falls into a steady gait On a linear sidewalk, narrow and straight But is a whimsical series of tiptoes and leaps Along precarious tightropes, down hair-raising steeps Across the fast-flowing rapids of water below Springing onto a jagged line of slippery stones Sometimes in this overwhelming, Olympian feat We overlook those brief momentsContinue reading “Tiptoes and Leaps”

Stepping Out on Ice

Quietly stepping out on ice Whispering pleas for a safe crossing Feet slipping, arms extended, palms ready For a swift and sudden fall, Taking deep but shaky breaths In a Herculean attempt to stay balanced. Isn’t life an unexpected skating adventure On a patch of thin, splintering ice? Prepared for a plunge into freezing waterContinue reading “Stepping Out on Ice”

The Quiet Beauty of Christmas

There is a quiet beauty of Christmas Lingering in our hopeful hearts Reverence toward our fragile existence Counting our blessings that we are alive To watch these younger, innocent ones Tiptoe toward a glowing evergreen tree Their eyes lit up in the joy of the season Contagious excitement to give and receive. Christmas reminds usContinue reading “The Quiet Beauty of Christmas”