Early Spring morning storm clouds

is it irony
this leaving of cold dark winter
into the light of spring
just as he learns of the darkness in his body
and the radiation that will slow its journey
into spring
and his lessened future.

is it mercy
this praying for his life, his light
we have nothing to sacrifice other
than the burnt offering that he will become
under the merciless eye of
the ticking machine
and his lessoned future

love and friendship are our only traveling mercies
as he journeys into the spring of his foreseeable future

Psalm 51:15-17 Lent 2019

A good friend begins his journey. We are walking with him on his path as far as we can. We love him so and ask for mercy.

An Answer to My Poem “Green”

I posted a poem titled ‘Green’ a few days ago and this morning received this from a friend in Denver.

Can we do one called Snow or White?


its all snow
is that snow ?

and that?
so all that white is snow?
because its April

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Needless to say we are suppose to have more SNOW to night.

Thanks, Sharon. I hope spring comes to Colorado soon! Love you!

The Company of Women


I seek the company of women
The understanding of knowledge
Deep in the history of our cells.
The changing face of the moon
Phasing from light to darkness
To fullness again
Round, ripe and mellow.
Holding in our bodies the process of change
Sisters of fruit and seed
With hushed wisdom of ancient mothers
We coven and cloister and coffee together.

Faithless Friend

Faithless Friend

Love never ends, you know.
Though we do not speak
And will avert any glance
If we should ever meet
Faithless friend.
Lightning striking,
A friendship forged
Over time, not in steel,
But iron pyrite,
Fools gold.
Confidences thought kept
Found to be worthless fodder
For amusements of others.
And then the shrug
Of a cold shoulder
Where once hot tears
Were shed, and imagined
Comfort found.
Not so,
As the grief
Of a broken vow
Pain gave way to forgiveness
(not asked for but freely given).
So released,
Faithless friend,
With a reminder-
Love never ends
And still remains,
And will forever, faithfully.