Category Archives: Loyalties

A Known Grave

copyright 2017 Two small graves, side by side, Alone amid the woods, Small crosses with painted names, All that marks whose final place This small patch of ground has become. So many dead had no graves, Their bodies left amid … Continue reading

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Loyalties – The Grand Ballroom

copyright 2017 Susan had hardly ever gone inside the Grand Ballroom, as her aunt called the large salon off of her dining room. Once in a while, she had gone in there to dust when she was helping Ramona with … Continue reading

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Wind, Rain, Woods, & Fire

copyright 2017 If I could run, I would, But I am lost amid the wind and rain, Trapped in torrents, Surrounded by woods, Nowhere to turn, nowhere to go. It feels familiar, yet strange, I know that I have been … Continue reading

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Now What?

copyright 2017 After a long voyage, After losing everything, After risking my life to survive, Now what? After saying yes, After exchanging vows, After pinning my hopes to a stranger, Now what? After the ship sails, After the sun begins … Continue reading

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Along the River

copyright 2017 Wandering along the river’s shore, I sing for what cannot be. Forevermore washed downstream, I carry only thee. The darkness wraps around us, The sun sets in the west, The river flows quickly onward, Rest, my child, rest. … Continue reading

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Blizzard Born

copyright 2016 It was a long night of waiting, Winter winds howling through the woods, Snow drifting up the door, And to just below the window’s ledge. They could not get outside, Except through that window, And when he had … Continue reading

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Let the Snow Fall

copyright 2016 The wind howled and shook the flimsy tent walls As the cold of winter gripped at her, No matter how many blankets and coats, No matter how tightly she wrapped them, Warmth was a faint and long-ago dream. … Continue reading

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