Poetry

12/4/2019
Bucket List

Do nothing
having done everything.

11/11/2019
Negotiation

Maybe I was wrong
twice—
love is neither finding someone
to fit an ideal,
nor welcoming someone
as she is—

10/24/2019
Thirties
What they didn't tell us kids
is what it would cost—
this infinite variety of ways
to spend

our lives—oh,
the places we'd go,
the careers we'd climb,
the cities and towns we'd move to,
the friends we'd keep forever,
the true loves we'd marry
and remain faithful to …
10/23/2019
Reopening
Wizard opening door
Unlocking the door, peering in
with surprise,
stepping into old dust—
this old room
did not change
while I grew.
I left it
locked and unused—
I changed,
but I did not change
this area, so
it did not change.

I see my old patterns
in the lay of the …
9/10/2019
Meant
journal
I am learning
to distrust certainty, and learning
to trust

slowly
as destiny comes clear—
not as providential future
but in looking back, noticing,
and choosing now—

Everything led to this,
all this was meant to happen
because

it happened
and we are making
meaning—we are choosing,
this is …
3/24/2019
Containment
shed coat
I shed my coat and wondered
how my old friends would react
to the tentacle gliding
across the table edge, fidgeting and feeling out
textures. I have been letting it
explore me and my old haunts—
curiosity killed the cat
but I am not a cat
today. I am a …