Forbidden Chance


Who really am I?

What makes

my blood flow

desires burn

passion spill

into the streets I walk?


One day

my courage opened

a forbidden door

the flame inside me


allowed at last

to burn

in ways it always yearned

fear ran away with the wind

confidence held my hand

and the real me

lived her life

and inked her pages

with the breaths

of her heart and soul

never regretting

one minute of it



September 2019


My New Friend


My deck and I

are becoming very good friends

he lets me vent

lets me cry

lets me sing

lets me dance

he has ears to listen

and keeps secrets

oh so very well

he offers views of nature

that fuel my soul

and approves of wine or vodka

being sipped in the cool

evening hours

my new friend offers a lap

where I am totally comfortable

to be myself

we’re going to have

a great relationship