Friday, June 14, 2024

Friend 0f All Times

A L O H A From Honolulu!

I'm making friends
with all times of day
 Morning noon night.
That's all okay. 

Spicy bright morning
 anxiety in the afternoon.
Will soon change to sunset
 I'll eat it up with a spoon...

...When I was young
everything was clear 
except the mystery
of myself.

Cocktail of confidence
with a slug of self-doubt 
I hazarded attempts 
And figured most of it out...

...Senior years have their fears 
But graced with graces too 
I am friendly with every
time of the day.
So little left with
which to play. 
          Cloudia Charters 

Leucospermum catherine
Catherine-wheel pincushion,
wheel flower in English
and waterluisie in Afrikaans

The great person, 
in the midst of the crowd,
keeps with perfect sweetness
the independence of solitude.
            Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the truth 
comes around, all 
the lies have to 
run and hide.
          Ice Cube


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie