one step at a time

what do you dream of
when you close your eyes?
do you see a future filled with possibilities
or do you see a past littered with lies—

the ones you told yourself
when you thought no one was looking
the ones that shaped the way you saw the world
making you believe you didn’t deserve anything?

where did things change for you?
when did they fall apart?
was it when they said you couldn’t do anything right
or was it when he broke your heart?

was it the day they promised you the world
but never came back?
will you believe me if i tell you
that you can get yourself back on track

to a place where possibilities are endless
where hope and joy spring from deep within
one step at a time, one win at a time,
all we have to do is believe… and begin.

He Kissed Me!

He kissed me!
In my dreams, he did
he took me in his arms,
twirled me about,
and kissed me – of that,
there was no doubt

But he kissed me!
What else can I say?
laughing in my dreams
we talked of this and that
both lying through our teeth
but what’s so wrong with that?

Yes, he kissed me
though it has been a while –
the muse revived
the dream’s back alive
he’s drifting between the seams –
no longer reviled.


tree branches glisten in the dappled sunlight
as streamers sway in the lazy breeze
bright ribbons in colors trailing over our heads
dancing in the wind with glorious ease

dream-like, serene, and ever so peaceful
i look at you and wonder at what i see
a handsome face to match a wondrous heart
how could one so beautiful love someone like me?

and now the wind begins to sing the next song
as the leaves above us resume its familiar dance
it’s a song only you and i will ever know
about a dream, a new beginning, another chance.

06.11.02 (updated 01.27.21)