Category: Poetry

Successfully Eluding Success

Sometimes I envy the linear thinker Who plots his course in concrete lines, Unswerving, unbending and uncomplicated. He is a dart, an arrow aimed for the bullseye of life; He is a winning horse nosing ahead at the finish line. Others of us take circuitous routes,      Roads full of detours and roundabouts. […]

Woulda, Shoulda, Couldn’t

Wanting and doing are two different things, And cash in the bank is what thriftiness brings! But rainy day savings can hardly compare With a new pair of shoes I am longing to wear Today, not tomorrow! Must I beg, steal or borrow? I look, I lust, I […]

The Librarian – A Sonnet

She spends afternoons whiling Away hours among the stacks, As dust motes dance through shafts Of sunshine. She is smiling At him from behind the cards she is filing, But she know the ugly facts: Obsession lays its trap, But – however beguiling – Is there hope for a girl […]

Seeking Quietus

I need time, Some sort of haitus For sweeping my corners Free of detritus; This unruly pile Of crumpled receipts, Empty water bottles, Hastily scribbled lists –      Oh, LISTS! Lists, unchecked, forgotten – Half-formed ideas Sketched in pencil shavings, Promissory thoughts Seeking quietus. Mother Hen feature photo: Shutterstock (Writing […]

Unfinding

Lost begets found      As ounce begets pound           And sin begets pardon                When the heart is willing.                     Nevertheless,               […]