Flowering Plum Tree

Even while the frost still clings to the ground Your tiny pink blossoms emerge by the thousands Covering branches with a cloak of rose-colored petals Bobbing gleefully in the early spring breeze. How I love your fortitude to bloom even as the snow falls Reminding us that the most beautiful masterpieces Emerge from the raw,Continue reading “Flowering Plum Tree”

Forsythia

I needed to see your bright, optimistically yellow flowers To counterbalance the ever-growing darkness in me; I unwittingly attached myself to hope Peering out at your long, graceful branches Swaying merrily in the breeze Competing with the brilliance of the sun. Your presence symbolizes light after a long winter New life after tiptoeing precariously closeContinue reading “Forsythia”

I Need a Star

I need a star On this dark, solitary night Bright enough to shine through desolation Streaming through the cobwebbed shadows Of my penitent, rueful soul. I have lost all the light left in me Humiliated, humbled, obsolete Responsible for the raw deterioration Of a utopian life. I need the hope of a steady, burning flameContinue reading “I Need a Star”

Sinking Depression

It began subtly, sleep prolonged An innocent attempt to balance the deficit That persisted despite the lack of tiredness Dreaming to escape. For a time, I ignored the heavy pull Of thoughts, long stifled, to stop trying But they flooded my mind, circling hope Like vultures to prey Consistent, persistent, calculating. It was the blandnessContinue reading “Sinking Depression”

Running Away from the Cure

I see the itch in your twitching feet The instant the pain sets in Stirring up feelings you cannot ignore So, let the damage control begin! Fleeing is not the answer To dispose of unwanted sensations They will cling to recesses of your soul No matter the speed of abdication. Take a breath and inviteContinue reading “Running Away from the Cure”