Saturday, December 31, 2016

from my big old blackboard





wat the dickens
another year

already

and barely
have I
caught my
breath
from filling
stockings
and sending
cards
and noshing
on sweets
until
stupefied

belly stuffed
and days
crammed
with busy

and so
on this day
so special
the last
in a year full
of days

now
quickly

morphing

into
memories

some tasting
so sweet
on the tongue
such goodness
experienced

and others
more bitter

for the love
of wanting
happy

and
sometimes
finding
lack

wat the dickens

that's life

and I'm embracing
it all

in the crazy good
and in the not

because

been shown
a faithful One
full of love
and grace

sustaining

and giving joy

and me

showing up
vulnerable
because of it

so

thanks

for stopping by

and be encouraged

in this the last
and in the new

wishing you Jesus





Monday, November 14, 2016

embracing change

 
 

sitting in my window
in the early
of a November
morning
rays of sunlight
streaming
and a season changing

peering down upon
the landscape
fallen leaves blanketing
while others still
clinging to the trees
unwilling to let go

but the wind blew
and the season changed

and despite rhetoric
ramped up and angry

this is a time
a season

to come together

to stop the hatred
and the fear mongering
one person at a time

because
believe me

xenophobia
bigotry
misogyny
and racism
have no role
in this new administration

we are a nation under God
indivisible
with liberty and justice for all

working together

in a season often overlooked
where leaves have to fall
in order to usher in the new

embracing change

and praying for our country



Saturday, October 15, 2016

party on autumn

 


the season
slowly
turning

and
showing up

at a

farmer's market

on a Saturday






and in the early
chilly
orange pumpkins
and fuzzy peaches
cilantro and
crazy fruit
pansies and zinnias
tomatoes
and
big fat watermelon


   




all glammed

for the occasion
like a party




where
warm sweaters
comfy jeans
baseball hats 
the oh-so-happy dress code
and
all kids are welcome




filling the space
with laughter loud
and commerce bustling
arms full
of produce
and
sunflowers
and
a riot of color
all competing
and
tied up in crisp paper
and string
  



now
homeward bound
with a stop

everyone's favorite

on saturday morning
into afternoon
delicious and free-wheeling
unrestrained freedom
joy bubbling up
and grateful
the word of the day

party on autumn