Dwelling Place

The spirit we send

 out into the world

depends upon the state

of our bodies, hearts,

and minds – spirit’s

temporary dwelling place.

May we keep them

in good repair for ourselves

and all who visit there.


Happiness Is Made Of This

Not so long ago,

I held my newborn grandson

in my arms. Last night,

now grown, he celebrated 

his birthday with us,

and before leaving,

he reached out and with a smile

he held me.


Keeping Up

Out here in the country,

it’s all I can do

to keep up with Knox

and the squirrels.

I don’t have time 

for the Joneses.