Fear

Disguises abound —fear masquerades as anger,jealousy, greed, boasting,low self-esteem or domination,class clown or recluse.Covered, buried, stuffed downwith addiction and compulsion,fear prevails, broiling, roiling,eroding life from within, neverreally hidden, just maskeduntil ferreted out with honestself-searching, routed by honestself-seeing, with god as we graspthat concept, and […]

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Mothering

Joy or pain, my own,seems normal, due course,unearned for joy,my due for pain. Joy or pain of my children,adults now, transcends extreme,insufficient for joy even if namedNobel, Oscar, Medal of Honor;unfair, overpowering for paineven for a stumped toe, a reprimand. My […]

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At the Door

One foot in the room, I stare at recovery, at peace, longing for joy lighting their faces.  I haven’t done so badly —  self-sufficient, quick,  able to talk out of scraps. “Half measures” they call it  like they can read my mind. […]

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childish

Don’t be such a baby. Grow up, will you??? What’s the matter, not tough enough?That’s SO juvenile!You’re such a child!When I became a man,I put away childish things. Let the children come to me,God’s kingdom belongs tosuch as them. Don’t we need to […]

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