we used to laugh a lot but only because we thought that everything good always would remain.

march 2007

it’s chilly and clear, and tonight i’m alone in the snow. i’m closing my eyes, moving around the table, the monopoly board, the campfire, the circle of kids holding hands and giving the gypsy a quarter because she loves them. i hold my arms out and spin around in the gazebo, through heaven and hell, at the edges of theater balconies and woods overlooking the twin towers. smoke fills my lungs and beer fills my belly, i lose, i win, i connect. i hear the songs, feel the embrace, smell the ocean. i think of warm summer nights, fueled by coffee and lit by the stars. i think of my youth.

there has been magic. i have shared moments – unexplainable, unspeakable, beautiful moments. i have been in a room that was glowing with love. i have laughed until it felt dangerous and i have cried someone else’s tears. there have been nights of connection and primal understanding. i have been understood, truly and wholly. i have answered the questions right, slid down the slide, swum naked. there have been misses and what ifs, mistakes and mayhem, foibles and fables. i’ve been medicated and sliced open, inked and scarred. life has stolen my crown, but i’ve always had an army to fight with me and get it back. i have known true friendship.

i have been blessed with amazing people to love. the miles stretch the strings, but my heart is strong and the knots are tightly tied. the hands are reaching out to mine, seeking my touch as i seek theirs. time flows but does not erode. this is the family we choose, this is the love we celebrate, this is forever.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 09:34:34

    Happy Tuesday..

    have fun exploring some other poets..


  2. Jingle
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 09:33:56

    delightful sentiments.
    thanks for sharing.



  3. Reggie
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 00:26:13

    I really like this…it is a good read, but I really liked the way you put it together.


  4. Words Asunder
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 18:17:44

    This brings out a wonderful ‘feel good’ feeling in me.


  5. Jingle Poetry
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 22:11:04


    Thanks for the lovely contribution to potluck on week 25,

    week 26 is open NOW, we treasury your poetry

    and welcome you in in your personal convenienceā€¦old poems are welcome!


    link in early, get better feedback, thanks..


  6. Jingle
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 16:53:48

    lovely piece.



  7. Frobi Wan Kenobiwan
    Mar 15, 2008 @ 11:34:53

    That painted such a picture of my own memories of friends & fam. When you went to school you must have majored in awesome! I hope to see more of your work in the near future. May the Schwartz be with you!


  8. yonderboy
    Mar 15, 2008 @ 09:22:51

    i don’t know why you haven’t had your writing up until mow – seems a shame to keep it from the world for so long. you certainly have a way with words. it’s a pleasure to read, it brightens my soul..


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