New Beginnings

“Brianna Bells, age 15, freshman at Carter High.” I nodded. That was me. That was already a known fact between the two of us, so why did she have to repeat it? Like she had an entire file on me. Like they do at the doctors. Like she had many other appointments today. I hadn’t [...]

Hope is

Hope is the arrival of spring, When the dry chaparral hills Of Great Ol’ California Flourish with gorgeous green grass. Hope is the first light Of day, when the Radiant sun rises, Transforming the dark night sky. Hope is the miraculous hatching Of a wee splendid swallow, In the cozy nest that lies in In [...]

Anywhere

A ray of sunshine A ray of moonlight A gleam in the darkness A spark of fire Bright green in a desert Bright yellow in the fog Bright red in the grass Bright white in the night sky In a cave, Way below the ground In the sky Way above the land In the snow, [...]

The Remains Of A Leaf

Crisp and crunchy, fragile and brittle. The brown, shriveled leaf  crumbled in a hand, shredded to pieces  scattering to the concrete. Not wavering on this windless day, the trees stood silent, not whispering a single sway. Uttered not one peep the chestnut sparrow hopped to the curb. A fairy-tale sky, pretty blue, cotton balls of white [...]

Looped Over

The sun rises Then it sets, It shines, And it hides Water evaporates Then it pours It collects And evaporates again A seed grows A stem and leaves A flower With more seeds Fall freezes into winter Winter thaws into spring Spring warms into summer Summer drops to autumn, again Day, and night Night, and [...]

Friends

It's hard to hear, But someone inside you, It's calling for someone, To change your blue hue. It's asking for a pal, It knows you're in need. It knows you need help, Just to succeed. You must pay heed, And seek out one, Who will stick your site, No matter what you have done. You [...]

Relief

Like a breath of air After holding it A warm fire's glare On numb fingers Like jumping into water In summer Watching cookies get hotter To enjoy them Like a gentle breeze When you're sweating A satisfying sneeze After pepper.