Filters

Age masks the depth and breadth of ability – houses more than anticipated room for expansion, however; current state of disrepair – walls buckling, wiring faulty, and security systems failing – compromises output. Old holds a certain charm, character well-earned, but it would be useful to install a mechanism for locking out the past – […]

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What Lies Ahead

What lies ahead, when pain has clouded the past and fear is choking the present? Is it possible to glimpse the future without projection, without prejudice, or do we need to clear the heart before we can be guided by hope?

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Shoebox Dreams

A simple shoebox, repurposed with plastered images of dreams – paper affirmations of aspirations – shelved and forgotten, its contents snapshots, faded and torn, remnants of another time, a different future – captured when potential was prime and possibility untainted by illness this one was retirement – a supposed celebration – but note how the […]

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Responsibility

We are guardians, caregivers charged with ensuring a future innocence cradled in our arms, hope, like an infant, trusting our choices, embracing our decisions; let us fill our hearts with promise set our minds to forging a path worthy of the lives, not yet weaned, that follow.

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A Call To Teach

They set up classrooms in malls, call them “alternative”, cater to those who have fallen through proverbial cracks, teens unfit for institutional learning… I was wayward once, could not value education while teenage angst pushed me overboard – home life too quixotic for reasonable expectations of comportment … My heart reaches out to those displaced, […]

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Suspended

What options for long term care? Will life linger, abandon me, alone? If unconditional love exists, then let it talk to me, gesture desire, offer support – safety only comes with sleep despite this troubled¬†unconsciousness; oversensitive, naive perhaps, will make it, if only I push outside the comfort of my bed. suspicious of following, consuming, […]

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Haunted Corners

There’s a place, at the intersection of break downs and choices ahead, where I have ownership, but avoid. Courage resides there, and other parts of self unnamed – I haunt the place by night, intrigued by the camaraderie, lack the guts to venture into the unknown – decidedly a criminal element; need a sense of […]

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