When The Chips Are Down

The true meaning of family became clear

when so many

pitched in and

worked real

hard

to

make this

difficult,

necessary

transition and double move possible.

                                                                                             JDG

 

The Times They Are A-Changin

With new pronouns and new haircut they’ve matched

how they want to

be seen with

their sense

of

self.

Those of

us who learned

other pronoun

rules and ways need patience as we adjust.

                                                                                          JDG

 

 

If Only For A Moment

In our present discord, Christmas music

weaves wonder, peace,

and joy back

into

the

frayed

fabric

of our lives,

reminds us of

hope’s renewal in the darkest of times.

                                                                          JDG

 

 

Little Bit By Little Bit

It began with the body, but ended

with the mind – this

noticing

that set

a

trapped

part free –

a part caught

running the wheel

of similar stimulus-old response.

                                                                                    JDG

Self Expression

Our young cat has mastered the fine art of

the mournful cry

when something’s

not right

in

her

small world.

I think I’ll

give it a try –

At the very least, I’ll get some relief.

                                                                      JDG

 

 

 

Tribute?

That tree outside my window lost a branch

before the wind

gained any

sway. Was

this 

way of

offering

up a part of

itself to honor nature’s larger whole?

                                                                                           JDG

For Now

Tonight I rejoice in the evening sun.

I don’t know what

tomorrow 

will bring,

but

for

now, I’ll

celebrate

what is right here –

rolling green pastures lit with shining sun.

                                                                                          JDG