Tired lift chair labors, groans,
Echoed torment of nerves that rest above.
A captive rest, unrestful, yet arrests the bones,
Embraced, imprisoned, by an open glove.
The lamp, still lit, beneath the bushel hides;… Continue reading RLT (For a long-suffering brother)
Young cardinals, these days, are self aware.
They dye their feathers and mousse their hair,
And fuzzy goatees they appear to wear… Continue reading Young Cardinals
The world is vast, I’m small and frail
Left all alone, I’d surely fail,
So much to learn I do not know,
Still need someone to help me grow… Continue reading Fledgling
Salty spray upon my lip,
as to the mast I cling,
Mounting billows rock the ship,
and in my eyes they sting… Continue reading Anchor of my Soul
Windblown chickadee holding fast,
Sharp winds blow but will not last.
Better days are still in store,
Soon the sun will shine once more. Continue reading Hold On
The mission called for stealth and speed,
Retrieve a store of precious seed.
The danger real meant nerves of steel
Would secret agent surely need.
They studied hard and sent their best,… Continue reading Agent Munk
Well is empty, spring’s run dry,
Clouds have no more tears to cry.
Earth is parched, the crops all fail,
Too depressed to weep or wail… Continue reading Dust Bowl Heart
My heart beats a rhythm supporting my life,
The heart of my psyche is beaten with strife.
Two types of heart beating my soul must sustain,
The one delays dying, the other brings pain… Continue reading My Hearts’ Beatings
A bellicose visitor dropped by today.
Screeched his arrival at the peanut buffet,
Until he had scared all the squirrels away.
Then picked up a nut and he shook it around,… Continue reading Picky Eater
He’s never quite happy with what he has got.
He’s keeping an eye out for what he has not.
Has trouble enjoying the things that are here.
He’s sure something better is bound to appear… Continue reading Something Better