When I Grow Anxious

With folded hands pressed against my chest, I

offer myself

comfort right

here, right

now.

I

breathe in

love, hold it

close, accepting

myself, offering kind understanding.

                                                                                  JDG

Just So

Droplets dot the still surface of the pond

inscribing love

messages

from the

sky.

When

we sit

in silent

contemplation

we sometimes receive love messages too.

                                                                       JDG

 

 

Grumbling Grackles

Those grackles came late to the feeder, left

all aflutter

when no food

could be 

found.

We

can be

more like them

than we’d care to

admit, squawking when we find empty shelves.

                                                                                JDG

 

 

 

Double Take

Unexpected tears – saw a white-haired man

walking his dog,

remembered

I’m old

too.

Then

I saw

another,

more important,

truth. That old man and I are still walking.

                                                                    JDG

Still Waters

How many times have I said to myself,

I can’t be in

two places

at once,

but

when

I saw

the full moon

reflected in

the still pond, I thought, “Oh, that’s how it’s done.”

                                                                                          JDG

 

Fully Here

When this patch of land claimed me as its own,

something in me

finally

came to

rest.

Next

to the

pond I built

my nest, and found

 my heart’s forever home among these trees.

                                                                               JDG

Body Language

Toad and cat must have had a lover’s spat.

Hour after

hour toad

watched for

signs

of

a change

of heart as

cat sat, back turned,

resolute, behind that thin wall of glass.

                                                                                                             JDG