What Matters


Why can we not begin each day as if it was our first?

Why do we carry, a dead past forward?

That is gone, and this is this

I greet you anew, as you do too


Past never was

Only now

Face to face


Land Of Dreams



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Nothing is, as it seems

Veiled and false

In this land of dreams


Beauty covers pain

Deeply hidden

No one is to blame


What you may want

Others become

Farther from the Fonte


Cut the subtle vein

The horror within

As life yields to pain


And awaken, please

From this play

You have the keys



Life In The Shallows


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Sparkling and bright

Reflections always abound

Beauty is all around


Apparent glory

Enamored and lost


We are bedazzled


Maybe we feel the tide

A slight pull to Openness

We blindly resist this


And it is gone

We continue


Closed to possibility


Life in a Tidal pool

Safe in a familiar place

The Truth not yet faced


The Ocean waits

The Great Unknown

The Dark Abyss


Some may venture

Into the depths, the deep

Others rest in sleep


In sorrow, we feel

The pull of the unknown


Into Life beyond, freedom


To understand it all

As it truly may be

As it reveals we may see


Not what you thought

Could ever imagine


All of Life.





In A Dream



I once had a dream

I wore my favorite flannel shirt

In a mall store

People all around


I talked, to someone

Asking for help

The details fail me

But they were confused


In a mirror, I saw

Myself, yet I was

Other than I am

Bent, but still someone


A stranger ignored

Disabled and twisted

Words that I spoke

Others could not hear


So clear I tried

To tell my side

But ears never heard

Any of my words.




In this world, I work with and support, Vulnerable Adults, those with MR, Cognitive disabilities, Developmental defects, Mental Illness, and TBI, (Traumatic Brain Injury,) and so it has become a large part of who I am. I have learned more from my friends than from the mainstream world. I smile more, laugh more, and take life a little less seriously…simply happy to be here.