String of beads—

borealis crystal

shows what the sky can be at sunset

chips of tiger eye strung with

imperfect regularity across continents

treasured African opal

lifted out of the Congo

becomes a centerpiece

and all the diamonds

burning like stars

lapis lazuli

the sea

held together by a string


NaPoWriMo Day 24 writing in símile


Spin On

there would be day and there would be night on the first day

water will not spill over the edge of this rough existence but tides will be sometimes high and sometimes low

(compressed over time

into a spiritual shape

of shadows)

spin factor that keeps balance and movement in the right direction

perfect union with the creator


NaPoWriMo Day 18 five answers to an unstated question

Spin On