Clockmaker

he’s a clockmaker his nimble fingers hold a spring here and press a latch there his sharp eyes envision where the cogs will just miss and an adjustment will need to be made his quick mind thinks three steps ahead and two moves back he visualizes what masterpiece will arise from the bits and pieces […]

Kindling

Tonight I’m staring at your face Committing to memory what’s already memorized Seconds become minutes become an hour Still I gaze My fingers stretch out and trace all your curves I am lost in thoughts and dreams and all the emotions that come with us I want you You fill all the empty parts of […]

Echoes

my search ended the moment I first read your name there before me in black and white I stopped dead in my tracks eyes wide jaw slack the first time you spoke my name my heart stilled paused in silence became whole (though I wasn’t aware I had been missing you) I wanted you then […]

Helium

Laying on the grass, hand in hand Together staring into the wide blue A breeze slips across our skin The longer we gaze up and up and up Deep blue calls out to deeper blue It’s almost as if we are floating Weightless, tiny but always together She sighs and I look over at her […]

From Morning to Night – Collaboration

The cold early morning breeze penetrating the thick blazer and piercing my chest, Another long day ahead of me. First thing this morning, I’m listening to his voice On my iPod, a recording of him reciting poetry, While I’m walking sidewalks, dodging elbows. A lonely drive through an overcrowded highway, A feeling of isolation even […]

Pirouette – A Collaboration

I’m spinning and whirling She’s grinning, and twirling My laughter contagious Her caphtor, salacious I twist and twirl until I fall She fists young cowgirl Crazy in love Sounds above Right down onto the green grass Left upwards into the seen path Tears are pouring down Fears aren’t forming now I don’t care She really […]

The Present – Collaboration

What I like about bluerooster’s writings is that he says a whole lot in and around the actual point. He throws words down and mixes them up. Laying down sentences only to strategically remove a key word or two. The reader is allowed to fill in the rest. I find his posts to be whimsical […]

60 Second Pluviophile

Pluviophile: (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. One minute. Just one minute of a gentle spring rain. Spring birds calling. I think you can hear the neighbor’s goats a couple times. You can’t see it yet, but fresh green growing things are coming up under […]

Spring Day(dreaming)

The sun is shining. Two of the volcanoes are smoking and my beach is nearly deserted. Where I live, we get 15 hours of daylight today, as the sun will set in about three hours at 21:35. It’s incredibly peaceful as I alternate between staring at the view and texting with a friend who lives […]

Finding Myself

I have found through living in this vast state that if I allow myself to lose myself, I end up actually finding my true self. Alaska, with its wide vistas; tall mountains; ample beaches and oceanfront landscapes; diverse wildlife; smoking volcanoes; long summer days and dark winter nights; the auroras; spirited folks with a mind […]