Night skating

ice skating rink

ice skating rinkSneak away with me
in the middle of the night
while the world is sleeping.

Lace up your skates
leave your cares behind
under the starry lights.

Hands joined and we glide
effortless and laughing
as we circle around the moon.

Morning breaks our fantasy
until the next time
we go night skating.


Tennis ball on the beach

Tennis ball on the beach

Waves crash about
always in a hurry.
Destroying themselves
on the sandy shore.

Sometimes I wonder
why the urgency?
We’ll get there eventually
let’s enjoy the riptide.


River banks

River banks

What were you looking for
down on the river banks?

Did you find your youth
buried in the earth?

Was there any wisdom
to be learned from the cottonwoods?

Did you settle the score
with yourself amongst the reeds?

What was the reason
the clouds were in the water?




Valentine’s day
by the falls
cool mist on our toes
our feet glisten
in the afternoon sun.

Our fingers mesh
with clasped palms
a kiss unexpected
yet welcome.

A warm smile
over your shoulder
a playful wink
and we walk along
past Valentine’s Day.