A Brittle Shamrock

If I had to chooseBetween gold coinsOr a brittle shamrockFlat and driedBetween the pages of a bookStained with saltwaterShed tears and rogue wavesPressed by luckAnd pride of Celtic nameI’d choose that shamrockGently picked byGreat-Grandmother’s handsA link between usA link between lands

Lifeline

She caught herself staring At a desolate tree Peeling bark and leafless branches Reaching Into the cold Crystal blue sky Where puffy clouds floated Aloofly by Unaware of its reach For something Nothing Anything at all She caught herself staring At a cardinal Just starting to sing And found a lifeline Between Fall and spring

Perfume

It still lingered Where she had been Not as strong As he remembered then The sweetness of vanilla Spice and petals Warm and demure Had continued to settle Into and onto His house, her things It was to her scent He tried to cling But perfume fades Far too fast His time with her Lost… Read More Perfume

Somewhere

Somewhere Palm trees sway In the slightest breeze Of a tropical day Somewhere Sunbathers lay Without a care Near a crystal bay Somewhere Paradise is found When lulled to sleep By soft island sounds Somewhere Winter intrudes A frigid invader With an icy attitude Somewhere Palm trees sway If only in my dreams This frozen… Read More Somewhere