alternative avenues

a hug

she wrapped
her arms around him
as if never to let go

her small frailness
hugging with the full weight
of her heart

and he
felt the necessity
to be stronger
at this moment
of her need

he
sang a simple melody

you too

earth goddess

our tribal princess
connecting all beings
with her spiritual thread
creating strength
with invisible bonds that never break

continually repairing
and reinforcing the web
tending and minding
for this is life’s womb

she the weaver of dreams
she the weaver of

something simple

all i asked for
was a grilled cheese sandwich
something simple
like me
nothing complicated
& confusing
like jane
who is anything
but plain

who’s idea was that
anyway

could use a drink
an aphrodisiac
should come
with a warning label
drink

friends never leave

i woke this day
knowing
feeling wasn’t ended
only suspended
………………….in time
displaced
for this place
is merely mine

hurt fades
tears evaporate
hearts mend
one’s strength
never breaks ………only bends

if life’s luster
musters fears

find me
for friends
never

outline

the task
an outline
of one’s life

the thought
a drawing
of one’s past

why
would he
want to remember
the dark
and dingy
cobwebbed corners
filled with skeletons of flies

why
would he
want to remember
a drunken father
and

we shall hold your hand

there was a past
somewhere
it became lost in the bramble and brush

recollections
somewhere
became unclear

focus
focus
focus
one could here
in a darkened corner
of the mind

is today Friday
then it’s a salon appointment
at 10
but someone