Archive for May, 2016


May 31, 2016

Love has carried us

up mountains and through valleys

to a sea of calm.



May 31, 2016

Standing on one leg

he inspects his growing beard

signs of his manhood.

Two Steps

May 30, 2016

Climbing down two steps

from house to garage to car

Boston marathon.


May 29, 2016

Recurring nightmares

of injury and falling

more real than the real.


cfblack, 5/29/2016


May 27, 2016

Pain at 5am,

Pain meds block reality,

It lies underneath.

Sounds of family

May 26, 2016

Sounds of family

Voices, laughter, baby’s cries,

Call us back to health.


May 26, 2016

Hands moving in space,

Picking nothing from the air,

Flinging stars and light.


cfblack, 5/26/2016

Al, in dreams while on meds, is either have nightmares or conversations. For awhile, every time he was asleep, he would lift his arms and be moving them back and forth, his fingers twitching. I once asked him, “What are you doing?” He said, “Flinging stars and light back into the sky.”

Walking dream

May 26, 2016

Dreaming of running
My husband tries to sleep walk
With foot in a cast.


at home, cfblack, 5-26-2016

Highs and Lows

May 23, 2016

It’s the highs and lows

of a roller coaster ride

that will make you sick.




May 22, 2016
Rain falling outside
it soothes like an ocean wave
promising rosebuds.