Territory of My Mind

via Daily Prompt: Territory


I love to wander

a territory all mine

it’s no one else’s land

entrance banned

from all outsiders




no horizons

no end

A place

I can run, hide, or seek

I  laze in sun

or weep in cloudy gray

I plod steadily along

with heavy feet

or skip with light heart

This land is mine to own

sometimes it owns me

 a saving grace

or a graceful fall

it doesn’t matter

it’s the only thing

that is all mine




Control Freak


Weather controls me, and I hate him.  I am completely at his mercy, and today he gave none. Windy with total grayness.  That was today.  That was my mood. And there was no escaping it. It wrapped me in a blanket of misery so tightly I couldn’t even fight to get free. There wasn’t a single ounce of light ever to crack through today’s blah.

This control freak even dominates my writing. Everything on the page today seems somber gray with a side of heartache.  I guess I am easy prey for this beast.  He has swallowed my heart and smile–at least for today.  Maybe tomorrow he’ll serve up sunshine with happiness dessert.







Where Am I?


Some days I wonder

where to find myself~

Am I hidden among leaves

that flutter in sunlight

or dancing among the dandelions

dotting the yard?

Maybe I sit in tall grasses

small and unassuming

waiting for something

or anything

Wherever I am

there’s a reason

I shall one day know





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