Respect of Mind

The temptations of insanity
– loose screws & rusty nails –
desirable means for fulfilling needs,
sheltered from the storm
of wishful thinking

Welcome to the places
accessible thru a heart so true
– inside these bonds between Us –
sculpted by gifted minds
as benefactors of the Arts

Whatever your specialty
– those things which you do best –
your worth cannot be overstated,
in this complex & sophisticated realm
where just about anything has happened

Circumstance Permitting

Pathological ‘meanies’ amplify discomforts,
hard to imagine obstacles
met with the greatest care,
left with only a ghost
of hope so sorely needed
out & about in stormy weather

Venturing forth with random abandon
I curse the ancient demons,
loathe to accept disgrace at face value
never letting go of my spirit for high adventure
and the self-satisfaction
riding on the future of natural selection

Mesmerized

Never darken my doorstep no more
I’m not that little girl you thought you knew
No-sale on my latest invention
One crisp dollar to my credit till next payday
when I’ll be flush for another month

Dog-eared pages in reading material
on-point with my basic philosophies
guiding my sense of direction
patterned after my favorite heroes
and the legacy meant for their successors