Inked with Love

escape (poem)

Jan
12

Words do not escape my brain
You blame me for it, and I say
Less and less; the years roll on
Swallow whispers, then they’re gone

pass the pain (poem)

Jan
06

pass the pain from my soul
like rocks in the river water, harsh and white
through narrow canyon walls
too high to climb

tiptoes (poem)

Jan
02

dancing on my tiptoes
to the edge of some horizon
spilling into heaven
imagination’s flight

Brand New Year (poem)

Jan
02

Good morning to a brand new year
Welcome hope and let go fear
‘Round and ’round the bend we go
Anticipating the unknown

this too (poem)

Aug
15

this too shall pass
even this
tomorrow it
will not be missed

Prayer 010. Remind Me (poem)

Jul
28

Today, remind me who to be
A child of God in everything
To hold to You, O Lord, and cling
To the love of Christ in me

Burning Bridges (poem)

Jul
24

Yesterday, a bridge
Today, the ashy water
Pours out of my mouth
Like a mighty river

Feathers (poem)

Jul
24

Two broken wings
Taped together
Maybe we can’t fly
We keep each other warm

there’s water (poem)

Jul
09

there’s water under the bridge
it’s gone, long gone, by now
but there’s a channel in the earth
of our history and a bridge

rush (poem)

Feb
01

softly, we open our mouths and whisper
silence wept beneath the rush
of the silent rushing water
under our bridge — Hush, dear; hush