The Pond

A massNo movementLight snow covers the surfaceSolid ice into the depths Small birds long for fishNo chanceThe still air brings strained silenceWhites and Greys all aroundA clean canvas Sunlight barely peeks through the cloudsIts last minute attempt to warm the landWe enter the time of reverencePart of the organismOne

Jealous Atmosphere

A presenceA feelingA loyal best friendLingering throughout the dayIt waitsJealous for attentionDeliberate as the NightMaking your world smallerContainedCreating borders for the eyesBridging earth and skyInciting fear among the nativesBringing artists inspirationDelightful precipitationHow dull is life without you?

Winter in the Snow

This week began with a surprise as we started the season early with an even four inches of snowfall covering the ground.  I can’t explain why I was surprised, but I was excited, all the same.  The end of the year is less than three weeks away and I have been making some changes in my [...]

Visual Cues

Suspended Above the ground Like the tiny snowflakes that dance just outside Never to reach their destination Shielded from the bitter cold These walls of glass expose a fantasy Safe and warm, I observe the world Embrace the beauty, ignore the struggle Faded yellows and greens peek through the blanket of white Crops slowly dying [...]

Unexplored Lands

Searching For a purpose For a reason For the right companions   Struggling To discover To endure To adapt   Fighting A culture A habit A changing world   Discovering New joys all around me New worlds to explore New love for my surroundings   Serving With my knowledge With my wisdom With my gifts [...]

Human Again

The virtualization of my world began in an unlikely place: summer camp.  I had just graduated high school and I was ready to make a positive impact on the campers.  During our limited down-time as counselors, we would retreat to a lounge, to talk away from the campers.  We loved the kids, but sometimes you want [...]

Celebrity

I have always been mindful of the changes around me.  My personal perspective leans on the idea that  people change based on their surroundings.  The people that influence your behavior come in many forms.  When I was growing up, my influences were a good balance of secular and religious.  My peers helped me understand what was considered “cool” and later [...]