Being Positive Through Negation

It’s not something that I don’t know
Though what it is is hard to say.
It’s not something that words can show.
Wordiness is not its way.

It’s not that it is not not there.
I take a breath and let it be.
It’s not that I can point out where,
But everywhere it calls to me.

Text: Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Bjorn is hosting with the theme “via negativa”.

Photos: “Below Are Shadows”, above, and “Morning Light Touches Dark”, below.

Morning Light Touches Dark

Imaginary Friend

My imaginary friend knows where I am. I’m on a quest to find that idea that will turn life right-side up again. It could be a fool’s errand, but I have nothing else to do. So if you’re looking for me, you might as well stop. I don’t have the answer–yet. Find the answer and offer to share it with whomever wants to know. Then, perhaps, I will find you.



Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics.  Amaya is hosting with the theme “getting personal”.

Photos: “Sunlight and Sandstone”, above, and “Morning”, below.


Wild Things

Where they are is everywhere
Even where I’ll never be
And when I look on them there
They don’t care majestically.

“Magpie Amid Rock Formations”, above, and “Magpie on Fence”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Where the Wild Things Are”.

Magpie on Fence

Kindness and Coffee

One kind word and coffee will
Open up my heart to you.
If you’re out of coffee, love,
That one kind word will do.

I wrote this while drinking a cup of double espresso with steamed milk at Java Punk Coffee in Colorado Springs.  It was the best espresso drink I’ve ever had.  The photos above and below were taken at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.  I am linking this to dVerse Open Link Night.

Trail at the Garden of the Gods