The site is dedicated to my beautiful friend Jo who is battling breast cancer. The poems help distract her from the fight. I’m asking everyone to say a prayer for Jo. Keep smiling Ms. All rights and privileges reserved 2021
Oh how I think I know I’d never betray the night innocent mistakes I’m sure. It’s true you know there are seven sins deadly or otherwise, we could hide under mask pretend we’re all protected play it safe and ignore all the warning signs. Do you want to gamble? We can agree on an amount pay that price tomorrow let’s assume for today we’re free to indulge everything else being the same and equal. We could very easily be each other’s naked fool. Why not pretend we think we know it all with our tone bodies some say after all they are our temples the ultimate equalizer. Let’s make a day-promise we’ll forgive and erase covering our mistakes up. She goes first squaring herself, hands centered on hips she motions me to join her I’m centered exactly like her she instructs, “It’s critical we jump straight forward.” With hands in their praying position I’m in an empty room asleep and dreaming when I hear her voice trying to wake me I’m here to swear she whispered my name. I heard her say, “Jeffrey.” I leapt up and answered, “I’m here.” Repeated it twice, “I’m here.” No one answered back I’ve been thinking of that voice why did she wake me? A sign perhaps? Almost all day nothing feels comfortable I swear I heard her voice.