Wasted Holidays: NaPoWriMo#4

only the courageous

I don’t know anyone
else who can make
me laugh and cry
uncontrollably in the
same conversation

you have a spirit that
will never give up
you’re a warrior
ancestors at your
beck and call,
assistance for every
attack

gifted, mighty words-worker
who turns sustenance
into art
you are before
your time, our time,
and the times ahead

it would be pointless
to simply say,
“I love you,”
I am blessed to breathe
the same air you
wheel into your
lungs

how can a world of
goodness dwell in
one person
this, I’ll never know
but I’m glad I
know you


For my beautiful friend, Heejin, who is everything amazing and so much more. This was my Valentine’s Day gift to her.

Heart Glow

you, figment of
beauty personified
have enriched the lives
of many, scaled
or cycled or unmatched

I love you with a force
that knows no
name
and carries no
regrets, you are a
gem–a diamond cut
perfectly

and you deserve to
be seen for the
glow in your heart.


For my best friend, Mook, written on Valentine’s Day as my gift to her. We’ve known each other now for almost 20 years and I am happy she’s in my corner.

Angel: New Gifts

Haiku, 7 Parts

angel from above
a Christmas gift of delight
cheerful beginnings

peace-filled and warm hugs
mark the spirit of the year
embracing goodness

a bright tree topper
with shades of white and gold glow
brilliantly at night

glorious music
commits itself to our ears
faithful enchantment

let’s fill hollow hearts
with plenty of love and light
true motivation

intense connections
sobering up on cold nights
winter wonderlands

this angel still stands
top of the class, holding strong
welcoming new gifts


Originally published via Medium.

Thanksgiving Eve: A Poem

my blood canโ€™t handle any more apologies, insistence on the right to celebrate genocideโ€ฆ

Thanksgiving Eve: A Poem

A poem by the lovely Jennifer Patino. Let it sink in. Allow it to marinate for a moment in your bones. However you spend this day, I hope you do it safely and with more awareness than you should probably have.

Please go to the original poem to “like” and “comment.” Her words deserve that. Peace and blessings.