the babe in me

new babe old man 2014-15 - December 31, 2014pm

The babe seems so typical of youth: no respect to those of us who’ve weathered the ages…

On the other hand, maybe I am the babe; maybe I’m telling myself: make room for a new life.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
sky rope poetry


drifting…and swimming

drifted - December 25, 2014pm

That clever pun from a great screen comedian is especially poignant to me…

Don’t we all drift?  Isn’t that a sad fact of life?

On the other hand, I’ve long believed that I must swim the muddiest waters in order to come clean.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
sky rope poetry

starry eyed

storm star 360w - December 18, 2014pm

As we near the darkest day of the year, I’ve been thinking about the light of stars…

A star led the three wise men and the stars have led us ever since…

We’ve navigated by the stars…

…and astrologers have guided others by examining the stars…

star eye 342w - December 18, 2014pm

…and now astronomers ask us to find our place in the Universe by looking, once more, to the starry heavens.

frankincense 339w - December 18, 2014pm

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
myth steps: the book