wisdom

Memorial Day


Weekend Speckled white and ash

Contrast green and soldiers seen

In uniform past.

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Birthday


A candle on her favorite food

Lit on this her 10th year passing

I sit and wonder in the quiet moment

No birthday song to wish a lasting

Wishes for the future gone

As the days have passed quickly

And you are not here to belong

At this table of celebration

Yet it is for you and only you

Leaving loved ones with their own

deliberation.

©️. CMM 2021

Haiku


Barrenness season

Frigid reminder of loss

Temporarily …

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Being Alive


a step , a footing,

A distance, each day we strive

By being alive …

Picking up the gauntlet’s throw

Taking on the archer’s bow .

© CMM. 2020

Morning


I woke

A morning pulls me to go out of doors

And stand among the cosmos

To allow the lights to christen

Into promise, will I be witness?

God is listening,

The universe displays his breath.

Shhh, it says,

Pray.

© CMM. 2020


Oh the volumes I could write .


Today I celebrated life!


Haiku


Twilight crest after

midnight storm gives way to verdant

grass, and hope appears …

© CMM 2019

Haiku


a full moon light shines

just in sight, reflecting on

sleeping Queen Anne’s Lace

©CMM 2019