Sunday, March 15, 2020

What Butterflies See






The Pink Lady Butterfly

lives up to 12 months

and 

in this third month of the new year

all she has seen 

are 

winks and blinks

specks and atoms

glistening in unison

searching for life. 

~~~~
 
An expert in survival 

the butterfly knows 

that the pulsation upon the earth

is partly in hope

partly in fright.

However,

She has winged through

drifted under 

and 

sailed above

ominous clouds

long enough to say, 



 



She will be looking for somewhere to land 
 
when the shadows pass. 
 
Will you be there
 
standing tall
 
when she comes?

Monday, January 20, 2020

I Know What The Walls Would Say If They Could Talk







They would say




anita pelayo rivera les dames dabord


Because from top to bottom


anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


left to right

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


inside 


anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


and out

anita pelayo rivera les dames s'abord

 
anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

my husband has

painstakingly hammered

permanently inscribed

his affection


with every timber, measured detail 

and stroke of his brush 

that reads 

like 



Are you fluent in the language 

a friend
a parent
a partner
a spouse
a neighbor

uses to communicate their admiration?