The Mark

broken

 

Scarred.

Withered,

defective,

broken, battered -

but boldly blooming.

Consider each fracture

proof you are alive;

count each blossom

audacious

beauty

mark.

Focal Point

Strawberry Candy

Only the foolish

Are dazzled by perfection

Worn on surface skin

*

Wisdom discovers

Truth stored in secret places,

Coaxes seeds to grow

Bedtime Ritual

summer sunset

 

Sunlight yawns and sighing, dons a cloudy negligée,

Tired trees tucked by the breeze fold leafy limbs to pray;

Sky surveys through rainbow haze as God turns out the light,

Day descends, and as she bends, she kisses me goodnight.