It’s The Small Things

Tiny flowers dot

the lawn in shades of purple,

blue, white, and yellow,

reminding us you don’t have

to be big to be noticed.


Transformative Vaccine Needed

One that would prevent

indifference and cruelty

and promote

 compassion and care –

What? We’ve had them

for centuries?

They’re called meditation and prayer?




A Sweet Start

An unexpected 

gift of time allows me to

begin the day more

slowly, to linger with doves,

cardinals, and jays as they dine.










Through All Kinds Of Weather

Forsythia’s joy 

can’t be quenched, not even by

this sudden downpour.

Its golden branches greet all

that comes with a welcoming wave.