Your Smile

I love
the simplicity
the innocence
the light
of your smile
these days,
even as it reminds me
of our struggle,
because it still
offers hope.

Defining What Is Not

We hold the Light
in sacred trust,
a ward against Nothing
in the belief that we Are,
and that Darkness
should not be.
We are Gods
of our own making.


When words offered as windows

are made into walls

it’s hard to see

where it was

I was going with them

in the first place.