Excerpts from Urban Verses



Location

They say I'm brave to live here-

A courageous soul, more so than most

And I believe that they intend it

As a compliment to me



Puzzles

The Bible says, in Heaven there will be no night

But it's the approach of night, in all its many-colored splendor,

That shows me God the Master Painter



Momentarily Mom

Little Sweet One

Mine for one inexplicable instant

Hovering over my upturned palm

Like a distracted hummingbird

Pausing on the journey

From your first mother to your forever mom



Out From the Shadow

Out from the shadow

Of a love that failed

I crawl

Cautious and slow



Forward Progress

Flags and fumbles

Combine forces

To impede

My forward progress



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