Till Thunder Breaks

She only leaves me when it’s raining,

to wash away the pain


Clouds an ablution to her memories dark,

 drowning a past refrain


She returns as the skies are clearing,

to dry inside my warmth


Our love in place until thunder breaks

—again to chase the storm


(Dreamsleep: May, 2020)

Reaching Out

They just want to feel something…

the audience again new


They just want to escape time,

for a moment then, or two


They just want to know you care,

after what the past has cost


They just want you reaching out

—touching something that they’ve lost


(Villanova Pennsylvania: May, 2020)