Simple Thoughts


tragedy can be, 

with repeating sounds of words, 

or screams and cries;


pain is a universal language.

Everyone knows it, 

this I believe. 



even then, there's plenty

of discontent for which has and has not

been felt, 

as though suffering is to be measured.


I've seen it, you have, too, 

the pain of the neighborhood, 

tires slashed throughout, 

just another siren,



at my end of the city. 

Such a pity, and then

the loud clash


of the car crash, 

one having smashed into the other,

and in this moment of pain, 

this tragedy,


comes unity, 


The unprovoked question

of the desire of assistance,


the rush to the scene 

seen by me

of the people who live on this block, 

calming the sobbing mother,


bringing the young ones out from the cold, 

the old man sweeping the broken glass,

no police having arrived yet.

Yet, nothing but pain


bringing us together, 

celebrating that everyone is okay.


Silver lining, 

pain unites,

every little thing

is going to be all right,


the radio said so."

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I recently was invited to be part of my local Lululemons UNTITEd States campaign, and I had such a blast. This is my poem for the them "unity", aptly named.

Star Trine

Mate Love

Star Trine

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As one, of
earth wind
water and fire
they made four trines
Slowly more and more
each's heart roots
the other did entwine.


Their advancing love

became visible,

no longer clandestine.


Their actions


"You are forever

mine. I am

eternally thine."

They were together
love to gather

-saiom shriver-


*trine: a triangle made
by planets in 3 different
constellations roughly

120 degrees from each other...
e.g. aries, leo and
sagittarius   .. a triangle of fire



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