SkyBird Bound

flutterby by chaosia
flutterby by chaosia

SkyBird Bound
   -for my Sister

Take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

Dragons don’t dream
of places that seem
any better than this
or reminisce
over fallen stars
and their memoirs
Time marches on
too soon it’s all gone
They explore possibilities
with ease in the breeze
where landings are seen
few and farther between
Everything
becomes wing
Flight becomes sight
tears become might
heart becomes art
to the end from the start
and love for love’s sake
is never a mistake

So take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

© LTM 4/27/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Built to Last

kiss from a rose by kaphrin
kiss from a rose by kaphrin

Built to Last

How do we know
we’re in love

Is it a deep longing
a strong knowing
a profound mutual respect

Or could it be
that we
spent so much time
learning what love isn’t

When that doesn’t show up
we are relieved
by peace
let our defenses slip
and trip
into something
we never want to release

I think
single file
our experiences
with love and anti-love
march down the aisle
and before we know it
twenty years of
a lifetime commitment
has passed

We no longer have to ask
we just know
we built us to last

© LTM 4/26/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

Shoe Fly

SHOE FLY by CharlyChive
SHOE FLY by CharlyChive

Shoe Fly

A lonely sandal
lost in the dunes
far from the water’s edge
makes me wonder
how one foot can tread on
naked
while the other’s still dressed

until I recall
things I have lost
without a clue
as to
where they went

Why is my mind so bent
on this familiar event

Maybe this shoe
just slipped away
It was time for it to go
to grow
It has evolved
adapted to its environment
is happy doing its thing

And some day
its former partner
will fly away
too

only for them
to meet again
in the end

© LTM 4/23/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 23

Starship Landing Strip

Jefferson Airplane by jspphotography
Jefferson Airplane by jspphotography

Starship Landing Strip

With deep respect to those
who have come and gone
it just goes to show
the circle grows
Nothing remains the same
for long

It matters not
how you make your name
the sound
the soul
the years of gold
remain

From the Summer of Love
that I was a part of
I chased the White Rabbit
into oncoming traffic
found Somebody to Love
and with a conjoined shrug
We Built this City
on rock and roll
ditties

To me
you’ll always just be

Airplane

© LTM 4/22/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 22