Still Standing

dandelion stems
still standing
the grace of grit

for my long separated friend
and old college roommate –
Patrish Forker now
Ria Moran.

Still a loving inspiration.

“Forever Grateful” for our sharing,

Your old friend,

May 2013

My Wings


It is with great pleasure
that I announce 
my acceptance
of my wings.

With my wings
comes the committment
to treat myself
with the same kindness
and compassion 
that I treat others.

That I forgive myself
for making mistakes
rather called faux pas
(so much sexier in French)
and to acknowledge 
and treat
my faults and foibles
with all due respect
and patience.

I understand that
with this committment 
comes lifetime membership
into Tinker Belldom
including an unlimited 
sprinkling of 
tinklepink dust
and firefly glitter
to share and savor.

I pledge to always 
and forever 
nurture and kindle 
the lightness of being
that is me 
lest I forget 
in which case 
I get to reread
this announcement
as often as I want.

It is with sacred trust
an open mind
a joyous smile 
and wondrous heart
I do finally and most willingly
accept my destiny
to never grow up
or old in spirit 
or life.

So help me
fellow fools
and winged ones.

May 15, 2013
Echo Farm



pattering rain
the last of your saved letters
return to me

insects on their way to work lilacs

letting go
the dandelion
and me

bleeding heart
first spring
without you

despite your absence

just being

for Robin

ag ~ May 2013