You Are - October 25, 2015

You're the rest of a phrase
On the tip of my tongue.
You're the forgotten hook
To a song I'd once sung.

You're the key to a lock
Hanging just out of reach.
You're the part of the lesson
Our professors couldn't teach.

You're the tough decision
My mind could never make.
You're the perfect chord
I would find by mistake.

You're the trivial problems
And their pseudo-solution.
You're the broken promise
Of my New Year's Resolution.

Resolution Refugees - July 25, 2015

For a few hours,
Or perhaps even a few days,
We cast our gaze
Into the future
And pray for change.

A brisk walk downtown
Will show many others
Who do the same

With a palm facing up
Or an empty donation cup
Each with a beating heart,
A life story, and a name.