Sofa Time

Lying quietly on the sofa, the artist is finished.

            A restful time, not motionless, but somehow, still.

            Consider what projects need doing, a busy life,

            Perhaps needs calming in an ocean breeze.

A day off in the sunshine would be nice.


“When he finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.”


Gospel of Matthew

Another Night in a Mid-West Town

Overnight again, strange hotel room, the lights are out.

            I lay resting, then suddenly, darkness snuggles me to sleep,

            2:00 am CST disturbed, I stumble in the dark, looking for water,

            I should turn the lights on, but enjoy the darkness and wonder of where I am.

There I AM, stumbling, trusting and relying in a small way, that I will find what I seek.





“Whoever has ears ought to hear.”

Gospel of Matthew

My Guardian Mosquito


My Guardian Mosquito never leaves my side,

            Always there to correct my path needed for everyday things,

            lovingly annoying as my ear buzzes with immediate sounds of wants of the day,

            as a Spitfire chasing a Messerschmitt, the desire to complete a mission is loud.

Martha can relax in the knowledge that love is paramount over all else.


“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.”

Gospel of Luke

Noticing and Love


I awake to the deafening sound of nothing.

What it this that surrounds me?

Yet another day, daylight and chores, work to be done,

lawns to be cut, cars to be washed?

Or am I surrounded by love on this Sunday of mine and I notice.


“For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Gospel of Luke

The Garden of Weedin’


Today is a good day for weeding,

            Wow, where did those thoughts come from,

            and how did I start doing this again,

            and who planted that one, I thought it was dead.

When the weeds start to flower, they will choke off the beauty my garden.


“First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Gospel of Matthew

The Law of the Heart

Listening to learn more, I pay attention to those,

Who put me in a jacket,

And issue instructions,

For how I should feel, prayer, talk, write, love.

When I all need is to put my heart first to you and leave my head behind.


“Hear the parable of the sower.”

Gospel of Matthew

Addition and Division


Do you divide family and friends …

Into men and women, girls and boys,

            close friends, acquaintances, colleagues,

            those to keep at a distance, even enemies?

Are we better served by addition versus subtraction; multiplication instead of division.



Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside,
asking to speak with you.”


Gospel of Matthew


Haven’t seen much of you lately in my life,

            Seems like you have taken the summer off,

            and let all these others disturb my peace.

            Or has not noticing become my issue?

And you are there, forever, just waiting.

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord,”

Gospel of John