Moments of mercy

Blue lights flash

unexpected this lazy sunny holiday

people moving about



somewhere someone’s life hangs

in the balance

between speed and mercy

copter sits in the open

knowing soon it must go

high in the air

rush rush

heartbeat depends on quick straight flight.

the street where I live

a distant neighbor

unknown by myself

I hear the buzz of chain saws in the distant like

angry Mosquitos

saying a prayer for the unknown traveller

soon sky bound for rescue

soon to live to see another day

that I hope and pray.


down the street the Mercy flight helicopter waits for its passenger, a neighbor down the street, praying for life for this unknown soul.


Abstract distraction

Mind and soul adrift

dreams lay bare the desire

cool water waves to quench

humidity hangs like a curtain



I dreamt of beaches afar

thousands of fish jumping

off of cresting waves

filling my hands with abundance

distracting me from the sun-scorched heat

end of summer days.

Catching each tiny color,

fins turned to wings and morph in to

butterflies moving upward

creating their own wave

brilliance set against the blue of day.

Abstract distracted thoughts

mind candy sweet

the soul through sleep complete,

rise to light streaming eyes aware

of the counting days and movement

sun and moon changing places in skies

reflected on water

bittersweet goodbyes

as time presses on

heralding soon

the autumn of our lives.

photo found:  The Divide  :  Ebiemporium (