Like a Bird

Like a Bird

What of this travel up rocky terrain, storms pushing against us? Pilot dips the nose of plane, so tuck your chin against the winds and like a bird rise to unexpected heights of Beauty Photo credit: Roya Ann Miller

Little Holes in My Heart

Little Holes in My Heart

You walked with me that day even though you had a blister covering the corner of your heel from our hike the day before. The Tucson sun beat down on the exposed skin of your neck and calves, turning them pink even though you took extra care with the sunscreen. But the wind was cool [...]

It’s a Surprise

It’s a Surprise

Don't tell her I'm coming I won't Let it be a surprise I will Does she suspect? I don't think so Not sure...? I said nothing I'll stay back when we land That's a plan Let her think it's just you Will do I'll take my guitar Good idea! She has always enjoyed it It's [...]

Old Van Metaphor

Old Van Metaphor

Old white van parked on the roadside, mud speckled in snow. Marble streaks and tire tracks from window frame could be a photograph. Consider miles traveled through rain and ice, her engine puttering sparks of life as shiny sedans and semi road hogs blast their horns. Though scraped and scuffed she rebounds back. Here she [...]

A View

A View

From kitchen window broom stands against garage door, askew. What lies beyond the door of this day—off center, all lopsided and cockeyed? I rinse my cup and listen to water rushing from the faucet through my fingers. Cup shines. What can bear a stain? Day unfolds in threes—a testing from Sunday’s sermon. “That’s too much [...]

A Study of Light

A Study of Light

Moods of water float with ease on ice, broken. Let yours too. Water is drawn to rocky shores near naked sand. So am I. What is Love that it should shine through the dark night of my soul? What is darkness that it should reveal the Light of your love? Through fogs of depression You [...]

Radiant

Radiant

Look and see! The sun makes its daily triumphant entrance, sweeps it’s brilliance across the expanse of the sky, pours out its presence on all things, then slips away to give you a little space. It jogs away every night only to circle back to you first thing in the morning. Its entrance saturates your [...]

A Proposal

A Proposal

Will you sit with me? Maybe I need some vitamin D3, I’m just feeling…well, a little blue. Come sit beside me. I’m warm inside my coat with my fingertips tucked inside my palms. Are you warm enough? There are some things I want to say before I forget. Do you remember the day you bent [...]

Always Two Glasses

Always Two Glasses

I wake to the sound of your sweeping up dust from the week and my dreams left from sleep through restless nights where we stirred between walls because you let me hold our old dog in your place.   We wrestled with thoughts, then passed in the hall eyes meeting, our lips turned to smiles. [...]