The Recluse (Part XIV)

“Maria! Did you see what happened? You shouldn’t be playing match-maker! Our strange neighbor isn’t even a believer and Oscar, our brother, is vulnerable!” Tony can’t wait to begin correcting his wife after the last guest leaves. Oscar’s interest in Estelle is the perfect excuse for him to vindicate his extreme separatist views. His perspective … More The Recluse (Part XIV)

Sustaining Joy

Every day new worlds rise! And old worlds fall apart. I am told this is only, a matter of perception. What do you do when your world is taken all apart? Is good attitude, a positive thought of deflection, Able to override calamity? Or mend a tattered heart? Is faith only energy? Form of magic … More Sustaining Joy

Under a Cold Sun

Virtual sun-shine, so brilliantly cold! Ruling the land without sympathy. Some lives don’t matter! I’m told, Rid the burden! Despise empathy! Toward the unborn, those too old… State decides whose life is worthy. Drones obliterate in sums untold. A bloodless click! A war so stealthy… Beware silent attack! Horrors behold! Non-endangered, Power’s Wealthy. By Mandate, … More Under a Cold Sun

Joy for the Broken!

Sharpened shards of shattered thought do haunt; Twisting perception, by imagination into madness; Deflecting sanity and chanting the same old taunt; Removing all superfluous hope and joy in gladness! Don’t peer long into the darkness; evil’s eyes gaunt! Disease does spread! Infecting hearts with sadness; Manufactured misery; malignancy; it produces want; Woe to the child … More Joy for the Broken!

Joyous Rest

Empowerment entwined in purple stems of lavender, growing on the east side of the old, grey wash house. Expertly cut and crushed to fill heart-shaped sachets’, then tucked beneath my pillow to assure restful dreams between lightly starched sheets sprinkled with rain-water. Moon beams filtered through sheer white Pricilla curtains, to guide my thoughts toward … More Joyous Rest