Still Poem #2


The lightning bugs have arrived,
And we ate corn on the cob.

I can’t believe Summer is still coming —

Even though my Dad died,
And even though the pandemic continues,
And even though that police officer unjustly murdered George Floyd.

After all that,
I can’t believe the Sun still rises.

And I am still here,
Breathing through the sorrows.

And you are still reading my poems…
May you be blessed with Peace.


A Rose* for George Floyd.

*Rose Photo by Kittitep Khotchalee on Unsplash.


StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May the Flowers Bring You Joy


May you appreciate the seasons of your life.

May you say yes to the light in many forms: sunlight, starlight, crystal light, and fireworks light.

May your weekend be blessed with enchanted moments.

May the flowers bring you joy.


As the season turns to muggy and buggy, I mean Summer, here in Indiana, I am appreciating the lightning bugs and the orange lilies blooming in many of the yards. This Summer I am looking forward to watching the fireworks over the river, and to eating lots of fresh corn on the cob!

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?


Happy Summer Solstice
(to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere!)

(And Happy Winter Solstice
to those in the Southern Hemisphere!)


Orange Lily photo is on many sites, but none give credit, such as this wallsviews site.