This Being Human…

On our morning walk

my focus was on matters

of great import like

what I should have said

and what I could have done.

All the while Toby ambled at my side,

sniffing the ground and air,

shuffling through the leaves,

eating grass, leaving his mark on trees.

When we returned home, he drank some water,

stretched, lay down to nap,

while I … oh, let’s not even go there.


Tug Of War

One part of me says

hurry up, another part 

says slow down. When I

protest I can’t do both, they

both just pull that much harder.


Gray Pleasure

 Lone mourning dove feasts

 beneath foggy blanket – coos

with satisfaction.


A Momentary Connection

I looked up

and, in the winter clouds,

I saw a face with smiling eyes –

a heartening encounter

so easily missed.



True Visionaries

They have the gift 

to look beneath

the surface and see

the beauty that lies

in others’ souls.


Like The Wind

The spirit of truth

rattles the gates,

announces its presence,

refuses to be shut out.