Unexpected Journeys

I remember long ago (before grey hairs were visible in pictures) I had this spectacular plan for my life. I knew what was going to happen by what time and who I was going to be. There weren’t questions or doubts about anything on that list and I was absolutely certain of everything. I had … Continue reading Unexpected Journeys

Measuring Life

One of the wonderful things about the holidays is the ability to muse with loved ones on the greater things in life as everyone finds themselves with a day or two of rejuvenating respite from the trials of adulting with work and other responsibilities. This week I found myself reveling in what initially I found … Continue reading Measuring Life


The clock on the wall Stares at me, blank faced, Quietly judging me as The night I waste Not sleeping . Tick, tick, tick Like a finger wagging Or the tisk-tisk Of one who is nagging I’m still not sleeping . Bells and chimes Tormenting proclamations It’s one, it’s three, it’s five Increasing my frustration … Continue reading Sleepless


Is that all I am? Is that all I’m expected to be? A set, a scene A lovely untouched dream? . The Stepford Wife, drink in hand Keeping and making the perfect house Dressed up, alluring The perfect spouse . An empty shell An empty smile An empty life All I revile . Isn’t there … Continue reading Stepford

Laid Bare

I have been laid bare and penetrated By the thoughtful gaze and words of he Who knew me once, Who knows me now, Yet who somehow just met me, But who sees the naked truth of me And brings to light The beauty of vulnerability The endearing nature of being genuine And the long missed … Continue reading Laid Bare