Composed 3/25/15
Description: I tore apart a puzzle today.

I take so long
Putting each piece in its place
Until a fuzzy image begins to emerge
But if the wrong hands touch me
I so easily tumble apart in their fingers
And sighing
I start from the beginning
Putting each piece in its place

Beauty: Handle with Care

Composed 7/21/14
Description: A little something inspired by some people I know.

They’re charming gems
With the shy milky skin of classic pearls
And eyes sharp as diamonds
Their lips drip fiery rubies and
They clothe themselves in colors
As shocking and varied as all of Earth’s opals

So no one would suppose
That despite this unbending display
Of their great Mother’s confidence
That when these precious stones are touched
They break