A Fall to Pieces

nary a sound, but certainly a fall

an empty gaze faces the scattered pieces

some fragments sit piled upon each other

other shards glisten a distance away

jagged edges signal caution

smoothed borders lay more calmly

a rush to gather it may prove hasty

standing in pause and steadying the mind

will help see what may not have fit

pieces discarded will not be forgotten 

efforts to rebuild may be slow

cracks may show in the new shape

allowing light to shine through

scars that appear

serve as timelines not to be hidden

our stories and truths lay within

the journey will have falls and calls for change

change is inevitable – growth is optional

both require time, patience and love, lots of love

the new shape will take form

stronger than before

#falltopieces #lookinginyourwindow


Night Becomes Day

sitting with the last of the night’s sky

stars still dot the quiet black morning

transfixed in its peace

resolute and unwavering 

staring over the valley

change comes with each moment 

azure blue encouraged from below by rose pink

layers of beauty revealed 

as nature’s drape lifts the day

canary yellow appears

claiming its place perfectly between pink and blue

a few stars remain visible in the western sky

watching the day begin over my shoulder 

as one lone star like a beacon refuses to dim in the gift of the sunrise

pink has played its role disappearing from the morning 

leaving yellow and blue to raise the day from here

#nightbecomesday #lookinginyourwindow #godoggocafe



storms of nature

storms of life

inevitable realities 

coming with purpose

some arrive unexpectedly

others offer notice

how we respond

reflect and define who we are

in the moment

and tomorrow 

be thoughtful 

be kind

be honest 

be true

be strong

my strength is being tested and feels weakened

but I am strong

I have strength to offer you

you are part of me

all I have is mine and yours


#godoggocafe #storms