For Marcella

Remember long ago
When I’d speak to you
Yet you were not possible

Now you are close
And your arrival is imminent
What will I say to you

Will it be fanciful or silly
Will I ruin the moment
Will I just fall in love

And then…

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It all happened
You arrived
It surprised me

I didn’t ruin anything
I wasn’t too silly
I did fall in love

Nothing was as I expected
You are here
You are teaching me all

Snapshots of Willemstad


Warm breezes made of joy
Brotherhood of childhood
Parenting that doesn’t stifle

Dark men working hard under a harsh sun
Mankind bare and unresolved
Happiness of celebration for its own sake

Lizards and parrots
Orioles float above it all
Cactus overlook the ocean

Water soothes
Clumsiness in water
Desire to soar

Time is tangible as the waves come and the clouds roll
I close my eyes and try to capture being here

Willemstad, Curaçao

Willemstad, Curaçao