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


wise old tree

old man tree - October 17, 2013m

Not a self-portrait.  Or maybe they’re all self-portraits.  Self-portraits of the human race.

© 2013, Michael R. Patton
another author plugging his novel

Sending a Message to Myself

I created this graphic last week to send to a very good cup, a cup celebrating a birthday…

Now, I’m thinking I made it for myself as well…

Because lately, I’ve been wondering if I’m a glass-half-full type of person, or a glass-half-empty type…

Then, while working on this birthday card, I realized I’m neither: I believe this life is an accumulation…

Even if you think the glass is half-full, you still think something is lost.  But as I see it, we fill our life’s cup, drop by drop…

And when the cup is full—as full as it needs to be—we move on.

Perhaps to a larger cup.

© 2012, Michael R. Patton
sky rope poetry