Shining baubles of bling

A morning walk along the shore
Canal side tents of artisan craft
Lake breeze cool
Shiny things call to me
Like sea glass etched
With the movement of time.
They hang swaying in the wind,
Pick me,
Take me,
Ah yes, this is the one
That speaks to me in
Shades of oceans blue,
Wrapped in copper
The orbs snug
Will not fall
As it follows me home
And hanging high
My shining baubles of bling,
Early birthday gift
From my sweet love.

Links of silver

Pieced together
Pressed tight
One link to another
Like silver dreams
Flowing smooth
One to another.
Strange happenings
Sleep to wake
Then back again
Meshed into the previous
Thought of tired mind.
Under the night shroud
Twinkling silver shining
Little bits of stars
Against a blanket of darkest blue
My sky baubles flashing
Like a necklace on
The jewelers threads
So pretty
And priceless for
All eyes to see,
Links of the universe
One moment to next
Silver dream
In motion.


I collect things
Little things
They catch my eye
Something special
A piece of driftwood
Pulled from a cloudy swollen creek
I wonder where it had been before.
Shells, shark teeth, sea glass
And a shiny fishing hook
Found in Venice beach
A beautiful sunny day
A momento
A reminder
Of a perfect moment
A piece of sun
On a now cold day.
A silver cup
Antique find in a Carolina store
The lion so strong
Now filled with eucalyptus
A scent which brings comfort.
A shiny compact
Aquarius design
Holding a mirror and drying remains
Of a powder never used.
I see no use for much makeup
I wear no mask
I am myself,
This gift from a bonding moment
During chemo,
Given to be prettier
A makeup bag all given away
Because at the worst of time
I still had to be just me.
No wig, rarely a scarf
Just plain old me
And that made me happy.
But this silver box,
I had to hold it
Not given away
Something that is a reminder
Of that day
As I sat with Mom
Learning to apply makeup
To a red puffy swollen face
You see my mom,
Her zodiac sign is Aquarius
And this is my treasure
My reminder of a pure moment
Of mother daughter love
Through a hard time.
My gift
Kept close to the heart.