As the years go by and passions cool,
we make love in places that
twenty-five year olds only dream about.
Storybook fables give gold a rich luster
that loses its brilliance with closer inspection.
Colors of leaves in autumn’s bright showcase
Don’t go, little one.
Continue to believe that every smile you see
is from a heart that loves you.
Hold your little doll
If I should die,
(and I will some day) ,
I won’t be far away.
You will see me.
I wish I could sleep late.
But I feel the sun
pulling me into the day
even when it’s still well below the horizon
We go through the motions when the children leave,
buy special dresses or rent tuxedos for the wedding,
find a special Maine gift to celebrate the move to California,
write reminder notes for the bachelor son heading off
I love the way a dog smells.
Ever since I was a boy,
I have loved the smell of a dog's paws,
MY MOM HAS GONE
driving my mother
I heard a whippoorwill last night
sing his wonder of the world.
The forest hushed,
caught in the spell