Friday, December 20, 2013


tiny fingers

just a blink

kitty dishes
chubby knuckles

will find themselves
in a sink

will find themselves
building, comforting


for what we show
worth the reach

Thursday, October 31, 2013

If You Have

If you have children near-
and the air is soft with the possibility of rain,
the leaves are being lifted and twirled with the force of autumn's breath,
and ladybugs circle in busy preparation
the most exquisite way to blend these ingredients
is to get out a bubble wand
and take in the children as they go giddy
chasing bubbles in soft air,
surrounded by leaves orange, red, and gold,
ladybugs finding a spot on your sleeve for rest.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Take a Breath

Hold on mama,
Take a breath-

Search my eyes,
Into their depths-

How soon I'll grow-
Then exhale
Take it slow.

--Composed while nursing JuJu Bean