Friday, February 27, 2015

Lent, Day 10: Wait


Maybe we are
always
in waiting,
in waiting rooms,
either slumped down in boredom
or on the edge of our seat
until the next thing (or even
the first things)
finally comes.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lent, Day 9: Place


I woke from dreaming sadness
of
leaving you, of missing
your tidal rhythms, your
storm waves and
sunsets. In the landscape
of my years, my heart and homes, your
place will be
held by magnolia pod,
palmetto, moss, tiny crab,
battle hymn, dolphin fin, myth.

Lent, Day 8: Remember


We remember moments,
the saying goes--
but I take note only
of days of appointments,
meetings, events,
agreements.
These I dare not forget. But
where are the lost moments
that
fill these empty squares?