May

May your heart rest easy

In this busy time of life

May you sing each morning

with the birds in flight

May warmth and prosperity

be your shield in night

May you guard your home

with generosity and hospitality

Welcoming each stranger in

with a warm embrace

May your days be filled with laughter

and tears that only burst from the sun

May the time we are apart

be shorter than winter

For the days have grown long

and I miss your arms

May my sweet kisses

grace your eyelashes

In an ever quickening pace

Until you smile brightly

And squeeze my hands

May our love spread through

each thing

we own

until May becomes the best month

of the year.

Spring

Oh what happy day! 

When the earth turns toward the sun

Mother feels warm and stretches her arms

Oceans lap at the sandy kissed beaches

And I wonder why spring is so beautiful

Oh what glorious night!

That moves light from my eyes

But the moon keeps me warm

Soft breeze in pale light

Let me see the sweet silence of the garden

And I wonder why spring is so beautiful 

Mermaid

Opening my eyes

To see a doorway

Where light flooded through

Drowning me

In rays

But I could breathe in this place

Maybe I have become a mermaid of air

Who can tell in such a dazzling place

The colors shed light on my own beauty

And I realize I have been wrongly judging

Myself

There is something magical

To breathe in light so fine

And living as a mermaid of the air

I swim each day

From place to place 

With my hands out stretched

Hoping to stumble on a coral reef

Or buried treasure