The corn people


Growing stuff

Held in warmth and darkness, the embryos await the light Grow whole and plump out of the broken Push their rumpled heads out of the night   The babies tremble in the springtime wind Their tender jade hands patting at the raindrops, their bodies Stretching slowly toward the sun   The children dance in line […]

August 4, 2017

Summer


Life around home

Watermelon, fireworks, new barbecue sauce, a child’s wagon, homegrown tomatoes, rose petals Day lilies, cantaloupe, orange dream on a stick, campfire coals, a shocking sunset, ripe peaches Sunlight on my skin, black-eyed susan, sea shells, the heart of a daisy, full moon, buttered cobs of corn Fresh mown lawn, leaves making merry, mossy rocks by […]

August 1, 2017

On a modern day dilemma


Brain things

It is impossible not to finish something If you keep plugging away at it. This is what I tell myself When my projects look overwhelming.   On the other hand, I suppose it is impossible To finish something If you keep plugging away at it.   So it would appear That the better part of […]

May 8, 2017

Dawning of the age


Celebrations

Early in the morning Afraid of what they’d find, a Sisterhood of grief and trepidation Turned the final corner of the age to find an Empty bed, drooping linens, risen Lord on Resurrection morning.   Eagerly we work and wait the advent As His kingdom comes, His will is done, we Scan the earth and […]

April 4, 2015

The house of tomorrow


Foster care

I always say that Ryan is the one who had fostering in his blood, not me. But tonight I remembered a poem I loved before I was married. I used to sing it to myself, because it got inside my heart and tugged. Maybe it was a premonition. I never thought so then. Foster Baby […]

October 11, 2014