Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On Your Eleventh Year of Life

Eleven years old today
And still all I can say is,
I love you,
I love you,
I love you

Words ring from
a distant past,
"You could have been This or That,"

But it doesn't matter
Because what does is
You are This--
Beauty come alive
Love made life
And you are That--
Relentlessly beautiful

Our one of two magnificent truths

So, yes,
On your 11th year of life,
and countless years more,
Our dear Garret
My eternal Little Prince,


Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Bird song
As I sit here
with my cup of lemon
and black
Just behind the corner
The morning air
on my back
I do not know what birds they are
As much as I do not know 
all the workings of
my child's mind
I hear their song
I know my child's heart.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Come Find Me

I bid you, 
Come find me
See what it's like to see the sky
In rainbow colors instead of only blue and white
Come find joy in flicking various things: brushes, crayons, cans of paint
Come find peace in humming
As I press piano keys and
Pluck guitar strings
Come find healing
Me cradling your tired heart
And you, mine.
I bid you
Come find me
And know only this singular truth:
Love. Love will in turn find you.