Aspen Summer

Sunlight flickered through the aspen leaves overhead

Casting ever-changing shadows of lace on her skin


In a soft yellow dress

She strummed six strings

That summer the outdoors was our school

The forest our classroom

The trees our teachers

And her

My education

Sunlight caresses a forgotten window

Casting dust-filled beams on a weathered table

A quiet room

With a view of a quiet forest.


Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a blue moon
someone comes along
and teaches your heart
the words to their song.

Once in a blue moon
they recognize your soul
they take off the shackles
and help you lose control.

Once in a blue moon
you can finally be you
and nothing is rarer
than when a full moon is blue.