Indulgent, an ekphrastic poem

“The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt Creeping like a vine  slow  silent indulgent  wrapped around my body  convinced, tired limbs fall slack  eyes resist but  gently  smoothly lusciously I am smuggled into succulent dreams bathed  rocked  soothed   into sleep. (C) Copyright -Stacey M. Patterson (Mo) and MugglestonesAndMayhem. All rights reserved.

Not Wrong, a poem

“You’re not wrong,” my son says, as he strokes his black goatee, “Mom, stay strong,” my son says. With those eyes, he looks like me. Broadened shoulders, lengthened legs, he sure is stretchin’ out! He usually dons a shirt and tie because he likes the clout. “You’re not wrong,” my son says, as he drinks … Continue reading Not Wrong, a poem

Some daily wisdom

Aristotle Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. Aristotle


struggling struggling major organs shutting down suffering suffering i’m not ready for this now acceptance acceptance don’t know why and don’t know how reaching reaching not ready for his final bow help me help me show me where to get some grace hold me hold me look into my tearful face gently gently tell me … Continue reading Acceptance


it happened when I was so young  unable to understand it was forever it happened when I was so young  scarring me,  as a burn on tender skin  scalding my sensibilities ripping away naïveté charring my existence black powdery residue  staining all I touched as filthy fingerprints on a delicate white lace doily washed  again  … Continue reading Charred


Everything that’s fresh and new speaks to me in springtime Celebrate love, deep and true each and every springtime Open buds and birds ‘a tweet blossoms burst, a scented treat warm embraces, soft lips meet when things are new in springtime Longer days and moonlit nights capture me in springtime Crisp mornings with sunlight bright … Continue reading Springtime