The Meaning of a Nightstand

About six months ago, my 17-year-old son asked, “Hey mom, do you have any furniture you need?” I said, “Well, my nightstand is broken and about 30 years old, why?” He said, “Oh, okay.” I didn’t think anything of it. This kid loves analyzing the structure of furniture. He loves talking about anything he canContinue reading “The Meaning of a Nightstand”

Anchor

Sometimes when I find myself floating Drifting aimlessly in rumination and fear You are the anchor that guides me home When I cannot find my landing place. Eventually I would have found a destination The way I always have, the way I always will But your presence is like a peaceful song Singing me toContinue reading “Anchor”

Love Is Written in Chapters

Love is written in chapters Each one beginning with “I met someone,” With “forever” doodled hopefully in the margins. Some chapters fill only a few pages Compared to others still left unfinished And while no two are exactly alike, They represent for us growth, change, awareness Teaching us what heals us and what harms usContinue reading “Love Is Written in Chapters”

Golden Autumn

The world is golden outside Like a bright confetti explosion Of colorful, swirling, raining leaves, Against the clearest blue sky. What a perfect opportunity to escape The heavy cares of mundane life Just you and me staring up at the trees Marveling how we managed to survive To see the richness of these autumn daysContinue reading “Golden Autumn”

Giving

Giving can be the shield beneath which we protect our souls From rejection, criticism, inadequacy, old traumas untold But I wonder, dear soul, what it would be like To truly see how great a treasure is your giving light Offering only to those who can reciprocate Preserving your caring energies for hearts that appreciate.