The Perplexing Indeterminacy of Envy’s Measurements

To envy what others have got
Keeps me measuring me at each spot
Where I sense some regret.
I would rather forget
What I lack since it’s likely a lot.

Written for the Limerick Challenge Week 21: Envy.

I Forgot It Was Friday the Thirteenth

Friday’s the end of the week
And the thirteenth as Friday seems bleak,
But I didn’t know
It’s the thirteenth and so
Nothing happened. My monsters stayed meek.

Written for the Limerick Challenge Week 20: Superstition.


Should we feel we are lonely recall
Painful separateness feels like a fall.
We’ve our mothers to love,
Down here or above,
And a navel that links us to all.

Written for the Limerick Challenge Week 19: Mother.

The Beating Breath

Each breath comes in quest of some grail
With faith that the quest will not fail.
With passion unfurled
The warm, waiting world
Will beat with each breath we inhale.

Written for the Limerick Challenge Week 18: Passion

We All Move Toward Goodbye

White blossoms display in the sky.
Their home sold. The market was high.
Like making fresh room
For some new phase of bloom
The wind blows. We wave them goodbye.

Written for Limerick Challenge Week 17: Farewell

The Spell of Memories

My memories of you are a spell.
I’d forget, but there’s more I would tell,
Repeating, recalling,
Rewording, re-falling,
Re-blessing till all turns out well.

Written for the Limerick Poetry Challenge Week 16: Memories.

Warm Darkness Soothing Dreams

Out there where the darkness feels deep,
But warmth penetrates, cease to weep.
Choose some thoughts flowing free.
They’ll engage easily
As the air’s fresh and guides one like sleep.

Written for Limerick Challenge Week 15: Dark