safe sanctuary


close restaurants
and coffee shops,
take away my chai
latte and stuffed crab,
hang the last TP rolls
from nearest tree, and
cancel church services

even if infected with
coronavirus at home
(my childhood home
was on corona street)
& quarantined, i will
yet have a sanctuary
for my heart to rest

within the soul’s home
found in Yahweh/God
whose name is breath;
i breathe His presence
as close as a heartbeat,
prayers whispered and
translated by the Spirit

forever and ever amen.






scared hare day


photo by lynn



summer’s last litter

rabbit’s heart patters fast beat

sudden departure!

12-14 weeks conceived



developing young one


photo by Lennart Nilsson

learns comfort of thumb

inside warm, watery world,

of safe and secret sanctuary


tiny ears tuned to listen

to thrum of momma’s heartbeat,

fetal heart swishes double-time

in syncopated love song


ineffable miracle of life,

daddy anticipates the birth

by considering unique name,

for precious persona.