Awaken in a cardboard castle
Climb in my snowy beast and turn the key
Roll down Elm street, taking in my rainbow row
Traffic cop brightens my 2,191st day with his smile
Chats with bikers and skips with children across the street
Will I never know his name?
The blind man waits patiently for the bus
Shading his eyes, straining to see
Does he know I send him love each day I speed by?
Fog sits over a sleepy Potomac
And a tear, at last, is pulled down my cheek
As the Key Bridge sways to embrace me
Tired of lying in the sunshine,
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find, ten years has got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
Blue Moon weeps for my home
Orange flames lapping up its life
Leaving the land a scared skeleton
Crouched in the corner with shame
Respect the earth you walk on
Hold close the ones you love
Don’t try to hide your fear
The sky welcomes your mourning
Howl with the wolves for all to hear
Last weekend my parents and I flew out to Chicago to visit my brother, Noah, Lauren, and their beautiful baby girl Vivienne. Here are a few pictures from a wonderful weekend with family.
Mom and Dad
Noah and Vivienne
Mom, Lauren, and Vivienne
Mom and Vivienne
Tunnel to Buena Park, Chicago
Noah and Bailey
Oh My God I’m a Dad
Lauren and Noah
I’m an aunt!
What was that?!
A blank mind
Tired eyes stare through an empty wall,
Tap, tap, tap.
An idea flickers;
An image, a phrase.
Reach out- grab it fast!
A pen, paper, endless bag, nothing-
Unlock phone, open notes, finally there!
Close eyes tight…
Open empty mind.