Death to Innocence

Innocence dies on the morrow –

but you don’t need to know that.

The thought of what is to come

would kill you before your time;


you need this night.

You need this moment,

this avenue of secret stillness,

this scented ‘now’ that sweeps away breath

and catches heart in throat to behold.

It is well that

you  will have something to hold on to

when innocence dies.

Until then,


and bloom

and store up dreams

in girlish pockets,

for tonight,

you are


Melody Muses…on Beauty

There has been so much ugly in my world lately that  it is time…time to inject some gorgeous!  So my musings for April will be about all things beautiful, elegant, excellent, and praiseworthy.

Here is number one:


It is so difficult at times to rise above our circumstances – but if we can conquer negative thoughts, that is a good start!