The Rebel Within

Sometimes something deep 

within us just says no, won’t 

let us say or do

what common sense says is best.

If we listen to 

this deeper knowing we might

find our way

to an uncommon yes.

                                                                   JDG

Godspeed

All along the road,

redbuds reach out, extending

purple blessings to

all us unrooted ones as

we hurry on our way.

                                                                                JDG

When The Storm Has Passed

A fallen tree

lies in the pond,

but tucked among

its supine branches

baby ducks soon nestle.

Life goes on.

                                                          JDG

Spring Dance

As the pond reflects

a calm abiding, redbud.

forsythia, and

cherry invite us to join

them in a lively spring dance.

                                                                    JDG

Ever A Romantic

They paused in mid-air,

those two birds, and seemed to kiss

before each moved on.

                                                                         JDG

Problematic

Itching to solve this problem or that, I

scratch around for

answers. When

none come,

I

scratch

some more

until what

results is a

self-inflicted open wound that festers.

                                                                                                 JDG

Unreserved And Undeserved

I surprise myself

sometimes when I’m swept with an

inexplicable 

wave of tenderness toward that

curmudgeon that lives within.

                                                                                    JDG