The Yellow Butterfly

Have you ever chased a yellow butterfly? Its wings like honey in the golden light Like amber silk caressing your skin Like the wealth of gold in your dreams   The temptation to abandon life For what you might feel For what you might have Teases you like the untouchable hue of its wings  …

A Home For All

My skin is like the beige sand On the Pacific shore My eyes are like the umber trunks Of the Redwoods My smile is like the white threaded stars On the American Flag   But what I appear as Is not as powerful Than the meaning I give To a life established By those before…

If You Were Everything I Hoped You’d Be

If you were who you should have been My mind would be kinder And I wouldn’t feel so lost My tears would cease to spill And my smile would be genuine Instead of a half-hearted twist of lips   If you were as you should have been My heart would be fulfilled My eyes would…

Hope When Eyes Are Closed

A luster so magnificent, It blinds my eyes. I marvel at his shine. His calm is but an expression, For profound emotion surges behind his pupils. But there is no darkness In the orbs of the first man I ever loved. Words of kindness surround me As I twirl around in silken fabric. A father’s…

Left with Myself

Loss in any form tears the soul The word itself cries out in an ironic sense For it takes, yet it also fills Emotions, turbulence, tempestuous sentiments   Sobs fill all the emptiness Loneliness embowers what once was plentiful I close my eyes and find you there I open them, to find myself without  …

Welcome to Sunset Dahlia

Glimmers of radiance come and then cease, Then darkness falls and threatens to reap. Though forever is an eternal flame, Light cannot always remain the same. It must flicker and dim until it is nothing but wick, And the wax has melted, no longer so thick. But when hope has rekindled so will the flame,…