Tuesday, October 30, 2012


She sits quiet but seething
Taught what to think, not how
Her damaged psyche
Is just learning to seek
The company of women
Who, like her
Bear scars she wishes to excise

She knows she has the power
Within her to unravel the thread
That's kept her bound to men
Not a single one of whom
Has been any good for her

She is ready to become one
With the whole
She will be part of "we"

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lupine Loveliness

Last night you howled me awake
The pair of you, serenading each other
Making music, or love, your voices ululating
Full of such terrible tenderness I found
Myself unable to return to slumber

Sweet but primitive yearning in your voices
Had me wondering, were you about to mate,
Or simply singing eternal love-songs to Luna
As she blessed you with her gibbous fullness
Showering silvery light on shadowy mountain peaks

Thank you for honouring me, oh ancient ones
Granting me your ghostly presence again this year
An affirmation of the circle of life, you surely are
Performing in the darkness as if in a dream;
Stopping by just long enough to grant me peace.                                                                                                                                                                             

Sunday, October 14, 2012

To Become Light

I stand free
Ready to become
Light - no more
Excuses - I shift
The childhood
Inherited back beneath
Thunder's umbrella
Deeper than shadows
Of the past
I join to the present
And vow to remain
Here, now