Dose of Love

A daily practice
a dose of love
Given lavishly
without hesitation
even on the darker days
or hours so busy
there is no time
for actual evidence
Written out in loving long hand

and kissed by heart’s instincts

Tender Care

A moment in the garden
with toes exploring rich earth
face caressed by sun and breezes

Pop a tomato in the mouth
so flavor seeps juicy into cells


It starts in preparation
seeding, planting, tending

And just as you and I
care tenderly for us and each other

The daily rituals of conscious attention

So, too, the garden comes to bear fruit
and nurturing peace…