Monday, December 30, 2013

When the leaves know your secrets...

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 She followed the trail
through a path of lush ferns,
deep, into the deepest forest.
Here the overcast skies cast a silvery light,
and the mist hung like a draped furry coat
from the drooping and scented pine needles.
She felt an entrenched peace,
felt only in utter solitude,
sink into her, through her...
...the barriers of concealment habitually locked into place
dissolved as she breathed in the sweetened air
of raindrops and moss,
and she smiled a contented smile of relief
as if the leaves on the trees knew all her secrets
and tranquility settled in her soul like butterflies...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

...especially not today,

what, with all those cookies and goodies lying around the house,

a Christmas tree draped with sparkling lights

and beautifully wrapped gifts waiting to be opened...

Merry Christmas to you!