deep waters 

there is a quiet

that silence gives

over to your soul. 

in rowboat on morning river

casting line

into still water. 

glass breaks for the catch

that with chatter

would retreat 

to deep waters

in search of peace

we all hope

to swim. 


fall in love with you

pain will test you

come calling in many forms




taunting you

to shut it out

but if you can open


embracing and loving


farther and fuller

swelling beyond 

boundaries you had built before

you allow yourself 

to fall deeper in love

with you

until now

I found peace. 


in the deep corners 

where the cobwebs hunt 

and the dirt gathers 

there lay a log, 

a diary of sorts. 

not a smudge of dust 

on the cover touched.

tied tight in closure 

of knots and puzzles 

unattempted in ages. 

I thought about leaving it,

heading back to where I’d been, 

but my eyelids now too small 

to completely cover my eyes.

once your eyes can see 

you can no longer claim blindness.

I reached for those pages of print

to find I already knew all the words.

they were mine. 

it had been too dark 

from behind closed eyes 

to read them. 


until now.

forever in flux

shed the excess fur 

you no longer need it 

now that the sun can warm your skin 

abandon ways of old and know 

ways of new will grow 

forever in flux 

fine hair falls from all animals come spring 

nothing remains stagnant 

all is renewed 

season by season 

day by day 

minute by minute 

meeting each other again 

or going into new horizons 

with grace 

we change

fresh and new

never in guarantee 

another day for me

one more sunset

or dawn to see 


the same for you

is very true

enjoy the now

and all you do 


each now is new

whether gold or blue

a special moment

just for you 


it’s time to be

in the now for me

the only way

I’m truly free 


so you can choose

to be now too

let go of old

now is fresh and new