Mother, may I laugh with you, even as you breathe
out your last memory on the Covid floor?
Oh the days we laughed, once I was a child no more. Continue reading
Back in the day, we didn’t take buses or drive in a car.
Back in the day didn’t matter if our school was a distance far
Back in the day whether rain or shine, snow or sleet
Back in the day we depended on one thing only, our feet
We walked. Continue reading
I’m awake at dawn, the clock strikes 5 as I watch
The fan above turn the sultry summer air around and
Around with the thoughts in my head – WHAT TO DO
Today. The list begins as I stretch and wonder why I do
What I do until I move past the window and pause. Continue reading
I’m from New Jersey, no
Not really. I mean, geographically
NJ and DE and MA and CA –
Yes, but my heart, my soul?
I’m from a deep deep unseen place
That began in the bottomless sea, Continue reading
Are the stars out tonight?
Is it gloomy or bright?
Should I believe in a wish
Or not strive for true bliss?
My star is plastic, pointy and hard
Reminding me always to be on guard
No night is soft, the air turns cold
Just like this star that I firmly hold