In Memoriam

High notes ring softly

In a repetitive rhythm

Encouraging the bass to bellow.

Together they play

In perfect harmony

In perfect cacophony

A welcoming sound

I’ve known for years.

The dependent treble falters…

Then frenzies until it unexpectedly ceases-

An angelic absence

Leaving the bass notes to calmly tremble,

A deep



A familiar song

I’ll never forget.

For my Grandmother,

You’ll always be in our hearts



A penny for my thoughts?

Give me a pen and a paper

And I’ll take you on a journey

Past the contrasting black ink

On the white-as-snow page

And show you the mechanics

Of my brain. Here my thoughts

Are carried away on

Post-it notes of their own

Until they’re pieced together

Like separate pieces of the same puzzle,

A bigger idea made from

Several smaller ones

Placed out for very few to read.

Give me a penny, if you wish,

But I guarantee

It’s more than what you bargained for.