Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



You and I always seemed to be
On the opposite sides of a bridge
Neither able to cross without it swinging wildly
Tension thick as humid gulf air
Impatience and disappointment our love language

You and I alike in so many ways
So sensitive we each tried to bite first
Both with a stubborn shell of protection
Curiosity for life’s most enigmatic questions our common ground
With expectations released, forgiveness our final passage

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #197: Fathers



Height of the holidays
Picking out a Christmas tree
Fondest memories

Grief in shades of red and green
Flash between past and present

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and World Challenge #164: Heights




When I miss you most
I go into your closet
Take a long deep breath

Close my eyes and feel you near
Grateful for good memories

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and A Word Challenge #150: Gratitude



2017-06-14 18.23.05-4

My heart goes out to my Gulf Coast neighbors. I want to say that the storm will pass and there are rainbows ahead but right now that seems trite and doesn’t bring solace. The impact of these devastating disasters lasts for years. In the current climate of divisiveness and anger, it gives me hope to see folks coming together and showing the best of humanity under such horrible circumstances.

For anyone who wants to help, here is a link to the Hurricane Harvey Facebook page with options for donation.

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #101: Rainbows