‘Cyber’ me this

20171108-IMG_2544_preview-1.jpg   Many moons ago, I began this blog. Started recording some of my years of writing, and continued publishing, archiving, saving drafts of my work.

Although I waffle between red and white now, the blog title is out there, and still evokes the warmth and brevity I felt, when I copied my first poem from paper to post. I hope it resonates with you.

In this cyberspace world, we have learned we are only limited by the depth and width of our thinking, and our lack of knowledge. We can virtually, be anywhere,  just by closing our eyes.

Funny, it’s always been like that. It’s just so vast now…
We attempt to cram so much information into our minds in a day,
perhaps we have lost trust in our own vision, forgotten how to give surprise and wonder a place in our reality…


An ‘Open Concept’ Mind

embrace an ‘open concept’ mind …
through dares and risks and chaos,                  IMG_4114
life breathes easier
flows smoother
sits softer
sleeps deeper.

an ‘open concept’ mind …
sees farther



















May i interrupt You for A Kiss?

IMG_3909walking by the couch I saw you sleeping
i could hardy keep my hands away
i wanted to tap you gently on your shoulder
“may i interrupt you for a kiss? ”

the walk was so exhausting
the breeze and sun combined
the hills were steep
and trees, so tall …
but you didn’t lag behind

because you sleep so soft now,
i think it’s only fair
i ask before i wake you,
“may i interrupt you for a kiss?”

i walk around real quiet
trying not to ‘wake you’
but doing dishes can get loud
and, the calls i have to make …
although … there’s just a few

really … you’re still sleeping,
how do you do that?
though i love to see your soul at peace …
“may i interrupt you for a kiss”?



Monday Muse

and who are we to think
that Monday would be smooth?

shining, as the sun can’t help but do
in the summer time

instead, walking gravel,
can’t find soft sand
soles, sore with the roughness of this bumpy road

but, there’s always a bright side to a shady,
an up to a down
a right, to a wrong …

proving again,
how profound we are


Do you have a ‘Monday Muse’ we can read?
Write it in the comments, or with a Pingback
Warm regards 

At Bay

keeping the world at bay
beyond the nest where life thrives

on the outside, clutter and noise
uncertain of tomorrow
nervous of today
and sad of yesterday,
when you had the choice,
you didn’t make,
to leave the world outside when you came home
to you, yours…




Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 79 Synonyms for ‘Dance & Command’

when I think of night

calm of darkness surrounds me

quiet calls my name

rest arrives in many forms

I sway in and out of sleep

Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 79 Synonyms for ‘Dance & Command’


Stuck For Breath

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in the here and now

no moment
to take a quiet breath,
find/hold truth
without a thought process that rakes the soul up and down the coals

soft, in-the-moment real life breath,
used to be
you could count on breath
to see you from one moment to the next
not so sure they tell me …
if you’re stuck …