Category Archives: Animals

Extravagantly Loved



You’re gone

But I spend every day

Keeping you alive

You’re spirit is with me

In pure love where you live

Your main concern

Is that I know

I am extravagantly loved

with grace


Who’s Rescuing Who?


Save our black lady

from her hunger strike

born from a lonesome, grievous sigh –

She trusted in me

on the 5th of July!

God grant me independence

from sadness –


Two years before

was the tearful day

Sophie girl up and went away.

Thank you;


(and most importantly)

a little love –

to the rescue!



You gave me


non judgmental love

You still do


You showed me the depths of love

I feel…

You taught me how to pray

“but for the grace of God go I”

I know you came here

to teach me how to love

in truth and in peace

Thank you Dear One

Restless Robin (Revisted)

I’m at the wooded entrance
just parked my car and I observe
fresh drops of rain on the Ford next door
with a robin
slipping and sliding

Up to the roof
of the car
her feet grasping
a slippery front window
like a cartoon character
wiry legs spinning
to reach the top

She flies down
to the side-view mirror
and flaps her wings continuously
peering at herself
thinking it’s someone else

She can’t quite place the face
or find a place to land
but flaps a bit more
searching for the reflection
then lands on the ground below

Flying up to the hood again
her legs begin sliding
furiously upward

She raises herself against resistance
then lowers down
and views her shadow self
reaching to contact
the image

Thirteen times she encircles the space
then at last
distracted by something above

Another bird perhaps
or a place to go and rest
maybe just what she needs
to break a cycle



Be Happy, Sophie


Sophie, this week is for you.

These efforts are in your honor.

The smiles on these kids’ (and adults’) faces are in part, because of you.

Because of you, I learned to deal with loss and guilt.  I learned to deal with disappointment. I learned to appreciate the moment.

Friday is your day, lighting candles for you, playing music for you, missing you. It’s been a year. You’re happy there. Be happy, little one.