The Sun and the Shadow

“The sun and the shadow complete the work.” The alchemist’s words reverberate in my mind For I have known the Sun And I have been acquainted with the Shadow. Even last night I saw the half moon (Perfectly in balance I thought) Consumed by a dark hand While its silvery light played upon white clouds … Read more

On the Cusp of Despair

It is a strange feeling I have felt happy A burden was lifted And a project opened up It is doing something I love It may help others It felt even like a liminal time. Then this morning I watered my peace lily It was given to me by a friend. The plant has done … Read more


The full moon is in the sky Glowing silently behind silvery clouds While a yellow tree catches a street lamp’s pale light. It is October in my year of years Many an October I have pondered the dry leaves As I thought of Poe and Ulalume And wondered if this was the October Of my … Read more