Metaphor for the Obvious

Say it like it is Say it with words You hear on the street Unnecessary, ornate dressings Overwhelm the marrow Where the butterflies live You can drill a hole To eek the beauty bit by bit But a brute hammer is easier A hammer to shatter yourself To erupt in the tragic Our mundane bleedingContinue reading “Metaphor for the Obvious”

30 mph

There’s a stretch of road that leads to my neighborhood in a little town in Wyoming. As I drive through, I hear a refrain from my childhood. The speed limit is 30 miles per hour, and nobody follows it. Most people find it a perfect opportunity to step on the gas to tempt the onlookingContinue reading “30 mph”

The open cave welcomes joy and everything else.

On a Friday full of freedom I sang behind the wheel The black days now behind me I look forward to the miles ahead And as the chorus left my lips and I waved at the sorrowful faces of my neighbors I rolled down the window to bathe in the careless dance of the windContinue reading “The open cave welcomes joy and everything else.”