Softly Meditation

I sat today, no matter who I am, In time when 25 minutes seemed Like five. I jounsed my adversaries, Lack thereof focus, money pre- Occupation, more than language Than speech could understand.   Yesterday, without asking My teacher, not spoken in months, Helped me remove stain on men’s Separation, deliverance of divorce For eachContinue reading “Softly Meditation”

Storey of Christmas Concerto

My Memories of California and the Divorce, We walked orange orchards two blocks away From our home on Teechoe Road, in Ojai A little town defined by oranges. I could walk Below Coastal Range Mountains, Walking groves Of Old Man Biggs, owner, richest man in midway Town. He owned that ranch where orange groves GrewContinue reading “Storey of Christmas Concerto”

3 a.m. Dad Sleeps Without Hearing

Understand me; I do not proselytize. I sit quietly In clutter, dad’s possessions of 60 years lie Between my pacemaker and his bedroom, he’s up; I’m talking about doctors about emergency rooms, Hearing aidsĀ freedom from fearful bodily limits, He’s 88, I’m talking about friends, enough food, Safety, lost phone, his driving when mostly he talksContinue reading “3 a.m. Dad Sleeps Without Hearing”

Gift of Marriage with Child

  She came after mother’s 17 hours of labor, No C section, mistake of doctors, left my wife With her damage, doctors sometimes not Everything, consider this, “All I’ll give you, Since you’ve asked is all our time together,” tale Of rugged passages, the near misses, the broken Messages, yet the controlling each other, neverContinue reading “Gift of Marriage with Child”

Already in August

Fall comes again In measured steps We walk woods without boots Yes sturdy prescription shoes Wind, cool air seeps again To our wisdom of days growing Shorter already, we listen again Whistle of some birds flying south Does Ruby Throat hum Into shallow sky?   We know others perform Squirrel, raccoon, rabbit storing Away unlikeContinue reading “Already in August”