Lonesome Leaves


Lonely–the only

leaves left to wonder about

their fate and fortune.

Photo by Dio Alif Utomo from Pexels

Flora and Smoke

On frailty and living

Like tragic magic
all once held dear disappears
in flora and smoke

Photo by Flora Westbrook from Pexels


Baby Pink Flower

On the fragility of beauty

Baby pink flower–
petals trampled underfoot.
Stem sighs, “Such is life.”

Photo by Brianna Swank from Pexels

Today’s resource for love and understanding is Crisis Text Line, an organization that provides text lines in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland for people experiencing mental health crises. Their website also has places to donate or volunteer if you feel called to do so.