I see in your eyes the hidden
the hopes within the heart
the fragile need you cannot seem to grasp
you see it all around and wonder why
it seems to not be
you need a woman like me
one who can let you bleed
and will be there through it all
so many have come and gone
and still always the horizon beckons
yet within you the answer lies
Your fears paralyze the flowers that open
too afraid they’ll take
yet it is you who must give
of your self
to come to know without hope for the return
the yearning to love must become complete in deed
for then shall you see
that which you yearn to embrace
will be there
it’s a give and take reciprocity
not a one sided affair of the mind
to dive deep into the life which is fueled to love
and swim within its passions
has it moments where the currents thrash
yet to never waver at the helm
for within there is a calm and bliss
and the peace it descends
is like none ever known
for in knowing, and not giving up in will
the fight of your life can be won
for to fight for anything other than love
is to flail in the wind
Not everyone deserves your time
Not everything you see is real
To find what nurtures must be sought
kindled, and protected
when in life you find
a like mind
who knows where love is not
yet is not fearful of the fall
and is dedicated to the journey
together two hearts can mend
whether it is for a season
or a lifetime the pleasures to feel
unencumbered, lend life to the process
for a life without love
is a lonely road
certainly there are many temptations
and games to play
yet rare is it you find
someone who understands
it is a grounding that can lift the soul
pierce the heart into ecstasies
and plunge it into the depths
of creation

Long Forgotten


Steal kisses

Steal glimpses

Steal embraces

and what is it all for…

if not to touch the heart

Pull me in

Push me out

hold me close

fold out of grasp

and what is it all for…

if not to consummate

under current bond

over flow excuses flood

tight as life

unknowns are feared

and what is it all for…

when the unspoken is known

run away

and there you are

but can you find the time

if not for you

and what is it all for…

no time I’ve got

Waste another day

Surrounding in sounds

for where is yours

amidst the laughter

and what is it all for…

when out of heart you don’t belong

Finding time

Biding time

Making time

Taking time

and what is it all for….

when time steals away

It has been forsaken

taken for granted

not honored

the message lost

and what is it all for…

if the trust is blind

a dream is lost

yet held dear

to let go

in ultimate surrender

and what is it all for…

a love to have and to hold

long forgotten but buried there




When God Shows Up on Your Front Porch

Just the truth

is all I wanted

You told me

I listened

It hit me like a knife

For all of my life

I only want to give

what I had not

and to think this creature

stole my dream

did to you

what was done to me

destroyed us all

in one fell swoop

a wanton thought


and into my flesh and blood

he murdered our bond

he put a rift so wide

between us all

a demon could not have planned it better

for what he did to you

you hide

you protect him

it was not your fault

I never wanted you to be betrayed

Yet what he did

betrayed us all

I took the light

and shined it on his deeds

and needed your account

to make him stop

Yet, to no avail

You reconciled it

in your own way

your right to do so

yet to me

in the end

unfortunately you both betrayed

when I needed your voice the most

you fell silent

and inside you and I

the tears we hid

I don’t blame you

for covering his deeds

but how could you

leave me all these years to bleed

you must not know

the death of your innocence

my heart and soul

befalls my purpose

I feel with every breath

in my marrow

gut wrenched in mercy

for us all

yet my death it calls

forth truth

to save us all

in time upon him

it will be


in time

you will see

you are my life

I gave freely

to speak

against this abuse

for you to be free

unchained from his demise

behind the ranch gates

there he lies

his fate along a river

it runs with speed

time does not stop

until he sees it

and what shall he say

from beyond the banks

when God appears