BONDS

When you do something for someone, You make a bond… no matter how small.  All big things start out small. Simon Stargazer III (June ‘17) adds to his thought, “I have also found that the other side of this concept is equally as important. At times it is (Next.) important to let someone do something […]

KNOWING NO LACK

We lie on the gentle debris one finds in a gallery of artists: brushes, books, creatures of iron. Our orbit is now in slippers and afghans. We orphans of our own choosing, speak from within ourselves, new languages; throw out symbols, words like bricks, gestures of flesh, a ceramic dish, a splash, a paragraph. The […]

PET TIME

  Time spent with  A purring cat  Is life at  Its best, Rivaling The adoring Licks of a puppy. Simon Stargazer III (May ‘17) adds, “Our dog Buddy, a 10- year-old Corgi/Jack Russell Terrier spends much of his time during the day on our bed, and during the evening before going to bed in his […]

DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE A RIVER?

“Do you have to make a river?” These were the words Cynthia said at every restaurant that we went to, at least three times, once when we went into the restaurant, twice during the meal, and once again, afterward. I always Insisted that I did not have to make a river but I did have […]

ENTERTAINMENT

Blind keyboard player in Washington/Lake pedway, Small McDonald’s French fry and empty Fillet of Fish wrapper, chews silently, sits on milk crates, keyboard on white plastic bucket, his table and the rush hour shufflers thicken past him, gladdened by the predictability of his presence, exposed by his vulnerable meal. Minutely uncomfortable, shaken by tonight’s silence, […]

GRATITUDE

The feast of the Lord is never ending, His mercies abound all around. How can one see the smiles of a child And question the love He’s sending? My eyes hear giggles in the midst of a storm, My ears see songs of praise. In the cold of winter my soul glows warm. His miracles […]

THE ENEMY

In and out of active addiction, Accompanied by insanity attacks, I was carried thru by God’s great love With the weight of my cross on His back. Now that I see the miracle happening The forces of evil grow stronger To re-capture the victory they thought was theirs, But tangible –no longer. Through vanity, pride […]

WHETHER OR NOT

Time flies Whether you’re Having fun or not.   So grab a bit of that time And use it to have some fun! Simon Stargazer (Apr.‘17) adds, “I have fun when I visit antique stores or especially antique malls to see what triggers nostalgia! I rarely buy, unless it is a special item that evokes […]

TO REACH THE CENTER FOR FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

I feel sometimes, David, that I will never be able to visit you again. You’re always being shipped to a new facility. They keep shifting my schedule at work and I can’t ride with Mom to see you, but I sent with her a picture I colored. Kent County wouldn’t allow crayon drawings, so I’ve […]

CYNTHIA’S THIN LIPS

Cynthia had thin lips that said more than the words she spoke. When she was content they stayed in a slightly up-turned-line. When she was upset with you they puckered and shook a little; she had a habit of sniffing and she would only say one word, “Gayle”– You would have wished for more. A […]