Flowers by the street - Austin, Texas

Outstanding

Face the world steady—

recognition will follow

who dare to stand out

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Versatile

During sibling wars
a child’s bat it becomes

On icy cold days
a holder of hot beverages

On sleepless nights
a companion for open eyes

When confusion clouds
a comforter for sought minds

At a loss for gifts
a lifetime purpose it offers 

If a question strikes
a resounding resource it’s 

On them tired moments 
a beckoning pillow it makes

When challenged by techies
a living breathing thing it proves

So if you ask me why books
a truer friend there seldom is

Tunes

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago

Injecting passion

music, the tranquilliser

into broken souls

Vintage typewriter at the American Writers Museum in Chicago

Why she writes

A slice of her breast

upon the world to bestow

writer’s soul beckons


Image: Vintage typewriter at the American Writers Museum in Chicago

Downtown Chicago as seen from above

The view

A glass window stands

between me and world beyond

my family home


That’s not the view from my home (ha, I wish). It’s downtown Chicago, as seen from the 84th floor of a rather small building—by Chicago’s standards. The window wasn’t too clean, but I like that it serves as a reminder of the barrier.