Since I was a boy, I’ve been told by physicians that I have a heart murmur. The doctors tried to explain how it was a sound alongside the beat of my heart. They also told me (and my parents) that it was “functional” and therefore only of minimal concern.
When my […]
Well, there he is again.
Sure, I thought he was gone.
I forgot that he is not here
To haunt me;
For the heart of the
Boy on a bicycle
I’ve been involved with a few musical theatre shows around my new home in Ithaca, New York, for the past few months. I’m learning a lot. Most of what I’m learning is about me. And I think I’m not alone…
As part of #Quest2015, Pam Houston provided this prompt: “Sit quietly and ask yourself, what in the last day or week or month has made your heart leap up? Not what should, or might or always had, but what did. Make that list. Be honest, […]
Billowing like a sail or a kite
Fighting to gain a hold on the wind,
My heart opens to the
Changing is such a normal thing.
I cannot deny the change.
It is the infinite view in the
Infinitesimal pinhole into
Is inviting enough.
Yet my mind says “no” while
My heart says “yes”.
I long for these two to be
In tune, to harmonize and
Symphonize. Both long to […]
Rain has been pouring, showering,
Gushing and sprinkling all day.
Until today, there had been only
The memory of rain. The dry, sandy
Soil had become crusty and sad.
At first the rain pounded.
It threatened to burst through
Sheltering walls or smash through
That is the answer my senses give to
The question that has not been asked.
No need to wait for the dramatic pause:
Trying to slow the beating of my heart
Is like asking a dead man to come
And sometimes seemed
Holding on to either
Never got this heart
Face towards the morning
Sun, it awakens to
The emptiness of