I miss live music

I’m watching my favourite band Play past live shows From the comfort of my couch This soft fleece blanket Couldn’t compare to the comfort That warm, perspiring skin Brushing against one another brings I turn the volume up As loud as I can bear Then stand and close my eyes Letting the rhythm of the…

Stone Bridges

While we construct our bridges Let us build them out of stone So if one day, they do burn They’re never truly gone If the dreaded day does come When you want me no more Say goodbye before you leave I won’t lock the door SWD 08/2017 Update 10/2020

Wildfire

Wildfire, wildfire My, how you spread From thawing hearts To burning heads Marveled by your light Most fail to see You slowly but surely Consuming their trees First a small flame To help them keep warm Then fanning your flames ‘Til they pray for a storm SWD 07/2017 Updated 09/2020

Collection

I used to collect rocks as a kid Well, I guess I still do Since there is an assemblage of them Somewhat arranged on my bookshelf now   While searching for more Rocks I found would slip through my fingers Landing on the shore or plopping into the water To land among the ones I…

Succulent

Like the succulent I left at work And couldn’t water for three months because of quarantine You, too, will grow more without me SWD 06/2020

Eclipse

You and I Like the sun and moon Unable to reach out Or touch one another The closest we get Creates an eclipse Drowning out light Dulling all colour SWD 09/2016 Updated 03/2020

I Jumped

Standing at the edge of a cliff That I always knew I’d peer over someday After years of preparation I’m ready to take this dive And flee the hoard of wolves Always trailing behind Scared to death to leap But more afraid to turn around So with nothing but faith I jumped Never again to…

Courage to Sail

Every morning I roll from my bed and face life Like planting my feet on the shores of an ocean And staring out into a blue expanse Vast and mysterious It calls me to venture out and explore Yet I stay here with my toes in the sand Watching the daylight rise and fall upon…