Light and Shadow

Green light of his eye holds a soulful gaze He lays in the comfort of red and gold Hardness of life digs into clouded daze The stress of being cat cannot be sold “Hey mom?” “Yes, Gibbs?” “Watcha doing?’ “Trying to write a sonnet or poem about you.” “I hope you are telling everyone that I’m a good boy.” You are, buddy, most days…” His world has changed somewhat for the better Gray paws roam free without prison’s firm gateRead more

A New Chapter: Life as Me

“There’s a grace when the heart is under fire Another way when the walls are closing in And when I look at the space between Where I used to be and this reckoning I know I will never be alone” ~From Another in the Fire by Hillsong~ Ten years ago, I wanted it to be over with. The divorce. I had two months to go for it to be final, and a number of years before I truly felt peace.Read more

Love & Ego

        “This is what it means to be loved… when someone wants to touch you, to be tender…” ~Banana Yoshimoto~                 “Thank you for leaving us alone, but giving us enough attention to boost our egos.” ~Mick Jagger~         If you’re up to it this week, take a trip over to Katzenworld blog. They are honoring Gibbs and Ziva this week with inclusion in Tummy Rub TuesdayRead more

Alone

I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self…  ~Joshua Slocum~ Someone left me here. To die. Or, at the very least, to suffer the indignities of being burned by the sun, moistened by the rain and chilled by a late winter’s night. Why was I left alone on this bench? Why was I forsaken? Am IRead more