Click below for a reading of “Famished for Fall”
Starving for crisp mornings and
Lessened heat in a place
That neither really ever happens
Leaves me famished for Fall.
Falls there might be,
From pedestals someone set
Me upon without my consent
Or, even my knowledge
Falls there might be
As I trip over unfinished business
Here, there, and also over there
Which I ignore with unwavering consistency
Falls there might be
From favor, from friendship
Even from someone’s vision
Which too, is the mutable nature of things
But I am famished for that change
Those autumnal dialogues whispered only for me
As the intimation of winter glances off my skin
Beguiling me with hints of promise among sunshine,
-Leaves me hungering.
Inspiration: Too much heat and too long away from four seasons.
Let me leave the earth better than I found it
By wearing the leaves of listening and empathy
Growing, unfurling, receptive in form and fashion
Let me leave others more comforted than I found them
By sharing the leaves of their pain and longings
Collecting, preserving, validated in their proffering
Let me leave my children deeper than I ever was
By planting the leaves of wisdom and grace
Teaching, sharing, enunciated in my living
The ‘Found’ Blues
I spied the Blues scattered in the alleyway
And picked up the pieces
One by one
Some coated with the grittiness of life’s hardships
Some shiny, beckoning, whispering of avaricious escapes
Sang they to me.
I tossed them from hand to hand, measuring their weight
Feeling their fitted perfection in my palm
As if tailored for me.
Momentarily, I wanted to hold on to the Blues.
Surely I deserved the use of them
Hard earned they were
Each pain personally engraved
It is time to give in…just a little
Have a minute pity party dear, what is it again…
Table for one?
I let them slip from my fingers
and listened not – after all, they were just
Inspiration: The displayed odds and ends in the photo above in varying shades of blue, that I found yesterday while on a walk. Seriously. Including the blue lid they are all arranged upon.