her laughter lifted,
petals floating
on the breeze,
each intonation
a new seed
awaiting blossom

~photo credit Pinterest and source unknown, dedicated to my oldest daughter 


Too Short

Life is too short
For talk about the weather
Let’s share deeply together
And laugh till we snort

Life is too short
To pretend we don’t feel
Let’s dive deep and peel
All the layers, transport

Life is too short
For stubbornness and shame
Let’s throw out the blame
Through the blackness we’ll sort

Life is too short
For small talk and pretend
Be vulnerable, my friend
Offer your whole heart

-image via college