The miracle of the hour
was tip-toeing around
in the recesses of his mind

Tickling his fancy thoughts
with epiphanies
full of possibilities

Yeah! What fun!

Cloudy Sky, Shining Sun

No matter
how cloudy the sky
little squirrel knew
somehow in his bones
that the sun
was still shining
and so approached the day
with his same sunny disposition

Don’t Should on Me

Don’t should on me
Don’t should on me
I used to should on myself
all the time, you see
Life can get mighty stinky
Don’t you agree?
If I fall for the habit
of should’n on me
Coulda, shoulda, woulda
have left my working vocabulary…

Thought Horizon

When the sun arises
on the horizon
of my thoughts
All the silly little fearful ones
scatter to hide
in the shadows
Today is a bright day—
no hiding places left
Daily Napkin for Monday, October 19, 2009

Daily Napkin for Monday, October 19, 2009

"Focus on the positive,"
she used to say
and by the way,
life kept on in full round
"It's all good, " they asserted
and she chimed in,
it rhymed then
and zen, and then, and zen again
upon the carpet of green lush,
life sweeter by full flavor
tintillated all the senses