Allowing Ourselves to be Embraced


Have you pulled back the grief tonight?

allowing yourself to be embraced?

feeling accepted, we defeat the grey,

so we can fold into

the comfort 

of autumn colors,

as the wind moves gently

through the trees.


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Autumn Surrender


As the surrender continues, leaves give up

their green declaring

their boldness,

their courage really,

to hold on to the brightness

of their glory,

before the falling. 


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In Our Splendor, My Love


In our splendor My Love, it’s as if we get lost

in the essence of each other,

hidden yet without hesitation

knowing, even breathing

the truth that we were made

to love, giving away

our most special gardens

and the gifts

of our hearts.


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photos are unaltered, and taken at the United States Botanical Gardens, Washington D. C.

The Doves in the Morning Light

Light Streaming

When I see the doves in the morning light, I know there is still

some tenderness in this world, a gentle strength,

they encourage faithfulness, don’t they?

Yet I see their determination

to be vulnerable,

and to be



Note: Based on a poem called “The Doves”, posted May 2015

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They Still Remember


The two of them still remember their first embrace, the smell of her hair

the strength of his shoulders, the softness of her hands

in his, he drew her closer as she enveloped him

pink petals floating, swirling around

their heads, landing so beautifully

so gently, barely touching

as they gave each other

their greatest gifts

their hearts,

underneath the cherry trees.

Yes, they still remember.



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