soul and spirit


cageless, my spirit

flies untethered

ageless, my soul is

wise but weathered

weightless, my spirit

is unmeasured

hateless, my soul is

truly treasured


my spirit flitters

here and there

and never settles


my soul remains

within my heart

yet soul and spirit

never part



while driving down

the road to town

one moonless

summer night

oncoming cars

like shooting stars

seemed merely

streaks of light

and as we passed

so close, so fast

our lives

depended on

that we remain

within our lane

or chance to

meet head-on

so now when I

see cars go by

I check my mirror

with care

and hopefully

I’ll never see

an accident

back there


(orig. posted 4/16)