Bent in worship…

On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders
and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you.
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

bent in worship

bent from their
burdens,
shouldering their pain,
archipelagos of grief
joined in
refrain…
their tears were
as raindrops
of the crystalline kind…
heavy with sorrow
their hearts
were enshrined,
in the embers
of remembrance
scattered
on the winds,
in iridescent worship,
their light
was not dimmed…

 

Bulawayo…

I saw this car on Saturday and it reminded me of my brothers fetching me from school…

bulawayo

Take me back
on runs to school,
sun-baked days
and swimming pools…

hot Novembers,
warm downpours,
barefoot excursions
out of doors…

riding bikes
till my knees burned,
days of innocence,
unconcerned…

daydreaming
in the *veld
all day long,
radios blaring
the latest songs…

stars that were
too numerous
to count,
makeshift dwellings
where I crouched…

whispering to ancestors
in the dark,
running wildly
through shadowy parks…

take me back
to simplicity,
where dreams were planted
beneath wishing trees…

*veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide-open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

Mojito Skies…

mojito skies

Skies sparkle
like pink champagne,
with hints
of peach
and vanilla sorbet…

An effervescent sunset
of lemonade,
shimmers with luminosity
unrestrained…

summer breezes whisk me away,
on melanges
to celebrate…
with sleepless dreams
of Sundays,
reflections rise
like baked souffle…

mojito skies
and crisp cocktails,
intoxicating details…

 

An Ethereal touch…

I light a candle every Friday for my son…

candles on friday

I’m so tenderly
washed
in incandescent tears,
speaking of you always,
knowing you
are near…
I close my eyes
and imagine
as your light overflows
in gentle
whispers,
of a never-ending glow…
I feel you
around me
like an
ethereal touch,
your diaphanous
colors
are
my sanguine blush…