Literature

Lineage of Giants

I use my finger

to trace the lineage of giants.

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, gave birth to Thoreau

with secluded notebooks he writ in

which inspired my lover Walt Whitman.

 

I use my ear

to listen to the echoes

of the giant’s guitars

 

Albert King played a lick to Stevie Ray Vaughn

who played songs heard by my favorite

to John Mayer I play Slow Dancing right along

 

Take your favorite

author, musician,

dancer, whatever

it doesn’t matter

 

They were inspired by others

who you should meet now or later

you might find you enjoy

their similar flavor

Literature

The Wonder of Words 3/1/18

Between every word I read

I see the gift you’ve all given me:

 

The ability to take a word,

and feel its pulse

understand its truths

 

The knowledge,

to take a sentence

and let it bloom in my hand

then sing in my ear

 

The love,

to use stories

as bandages to heal my heart

and guide my soul

 

No matter life’s course

words will be my companions

 

and I will always be thankful

to the teachers,

 

who showed me The Wonder of Words.