Silence

And, when I speak, I speak too fast
And waste no time at all,
As if intent on getting past
Some adamantine…

Rain (2)

I wake up to the sound of rain –
No better one than that.
It soothes my tired and aching brain
With every…

A Hair

In one of my old kitchen drawers,
I found a long, brown hair
And knew at once that it was yours;
It must…

You

And, when I think, I think of you –
And what good times we had! –
And think of all our troubles, too,
And how…

Resting in Being

And, when I rest in being,
I feel the warmth of you
And find myself agreeing
With everything…

Remnant

And, ever since your lightning struck,
I haven’t been the same;
Despite the fact I’m out of luck,
I always…

Contrition

Throughout my life, I’ve sought to be
As upright as the sun at noon,
But something must be wrong with me;
I take…

Rigidity

Throughout my life, I’ve chipped away
At sheer, unyielding rock,
But, though I’ve worked both night and day,
It’s still…

Tea

The tea is good and hot
And complements the milk –
As if I’ve got a pot
Of lovely…

Rain

It hasn’t rained in days;
The garden’s getting dry.
And yet, for all I gaze,
No clouds…