2023

it is the end of 2022
and what are we to do?
celebrate the newfound cold
and embrace all that is beautifully bold

there is a blessing in the air
a promise to live without fear
to love our family and all who are dear
this is what the universe wants us to do

to be kind and speak what is true
stand strong like sycamores against the wind
in this new year we begin again
to be grateful for all that is

and so the days will go by
carrying life like a sparrow song
our spirits dancing on and on
here’s to 2023 and all that is yet to be

Timeless Universe

i’m not trying to write a good poem
this is just playful, holding a flashlight,
watching words appear on a page like
reading The Hobbit as a kid, and i can
do this, sometimes pausing to notice
shadows where dark becomes light,
a bright circle, where meaning emerges,
my handwriting, this timeless universe,
in quiet night