This One is for the One I Love

I leap from jellyfish to jellyfish when I talk to you.

Never the same,

smack or kiss.

I am in my blue period of life, I guess.

What suits you? Anything I do?

You hate my freedom.

You hate my dogs.

You hate me. Maybe not on the surface but deep down where people don’t like to talk about sibling rivalry.

I was abused harder, but you had it worse, right?

Why is it always a competition with you?

Who cares?

You needle and needle and fucking needle, needle, needle until no one is happy. Everyone is in an uproar but you as you inwardly cackle.

You love it when a plan comes together! Your plan- no one else’s.

No wonder my brother hates me and loves you. Needle, needle.

Mom would be so disappointed and disapproving of you and your schemes.

You drive me to lunacy then let’s take a nap together.

Who are you like- Mom or dad?

Upon Falling to Sleep

With all of the rain today, darkness comes as a wet, hot cloth covering the eyes of a migraine sufferer.

Stars race around,

Flakes in a snow globe.

The moon relaxes her body down almost to Earth.

My dogs fall asleep side by side with heads on my lap.

Now, it’s time for me to say Good Night Moon and soar off to Nod.

Now, it’s time for all good girls to go to sleep.

I am too exhausted to be bad.

God Is There

When your best poem is lost forever

And, your dreams feel like now or never

Is God there?

My God is there.

When your heart is closed and fully broken

When your love’s memory is just a token

Is God there

My God is there

When your Mom is gone when you really need her

And, your best friends are two furry creatures.

My God is there when the tears are pouring

When I want this life to end.

He is there when, after, and during.

He holds me in the palm of his hand

When I am unsure and doubting, He holds me again

When it seems like there’s no good reason

When despair lasts season after season

God is there

My God is there.

One Kool Kat

I have to phone to get in

on the sick side.

I’m not a leper

or a lady of the night.

This carpet is older

than I am.

And, your toilet

was like using an outside can.

I’ll still test positive for Covid

for two more months?

May as well have chicken pox, shingles or the mumps.

Oh, wait, I do have shingles.

Want to come mingle.

My dog’s a service dog.

Thank you for recognizing that,

and for making her legitimate.

Dr. Ray, you are a kool kat

Your demeanor and knowledge

are where it’s at.

It’s Dr. Ray and the ladies in the house.

Make you feel like a Kat instead of a mouse.

Upon Falling to Sleep

With all of the rain today, darkness comes as a sultry hot cloth covering the eyes of a migraine sufferer.

Star race around as if they were flakes in a snow globe.

The moon relaxes her body down, down, down almost to Earth.

My dogs easily fall asleep side by side with heads on my lap.

Now it is time for me to say Good Night Moon and slip into slumberland. Now it’s time for all good girls to go to sleep.

I am too exhausted to be bad.

My Forever Family

I look to the Heavens and what do I see?

The God of my Father’s smiling down upon me.

I look at my sister and what do I view?

A love so intense that, God, it reminds me of You.

I look at my doggies and what do I sense?

The protection of the Lord, my God of recompense.

I call my brother and what do I feel?

A fierce warrior that protects and You say “Peace, be still.”

I know my Mom is with me and what do I pose?

She is watching over me with you, Lord, the God who rose.