Sunday, November 1, 2009

radiant chapters (read top to bottom, bottom to top)

It’s a beginning

It’s an ending and

I don’t want to turn the page

Even though I know it will be beautiful

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oh, my friend

the world has shifted

nothing is right, and yet

it's better than I expected

I sat on the couch and waited

you bled out the pain and the guilt

I sat on the couch and waited

king's hearts were moved

I sat on the couch and waited

you walked away alone

I will sit on the couch and wait

to see you again

my precious friend

Friday, July 10, 2009

ode to the maus

oh little mouse

how happy you would be

in my trash can

full of corn dog remnants

and soggy peanut butter crackers

but you, you see nothing

smell nothing

taste nothing

nothing but the crunching death of a mousetrap

Friday, May 22, 2009

Womanhood, again

I am like Eve
and still blessed, somehow

I am like Sarai

I am like Rachel

I am like you
and accepted

This breath I take has been breathed before
Nothing new under the sun
The continual groaning of humanity
to be loved 
to be whole


Hey history,
don't hold your breath
We probably won't 
get it right, either

The keys are in our hands
but we're hungry, and tired
and bored

Another generation, sleeping away greatness

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


how you shine
a star alone in the moonlight
beauty wearing thin in the late hour

how i wish
you were inside
with your heart at rest

find peace, glimmering one
please, please find peace

brynn is changing

Saying goodbye to you
but not really
goodbye to who you are now, to me

the beauty is, I get to say hello
right away
to who you are becoming

Monday, February 16, 2009

Brynn is two

tiny fairy
little imp
you are all that is sweet and beautiful
and fire and spark

you issue your commands
collapse on the floor in tears
scream in amazement
captivate us all

oh the daintiness
and the elegance
you are the princess
and the jewel

Happy Birthday, baby!