Ghostly Intentions

A knowing wind rustles the chimes on a cool summer evening…

I love wind chimes.

Through the cracked window the chime orchestration and nature’s breath lull me towards a long awaited slumber.

But there’s something strange in the air tonight…I see you…in my mind’s eye…dark wavy hair, olive skin, dark eyes, just outside the window, waiting, watching, wanting…what I’m not sure.

I dismiss my thoughts as imaginings, as we so often do, and focus instead on the soft breeze and sleep.

But you would not be dismissed, and you made your intentions clear when you grabbed my wrist and pinned me down with a force I’ve not felt before or since.

I screamed loud enough to wake the dead, then you released me, and you were gone.

My family came to comfort me, lights on, closet and window checked… nothing to see here. It must have been a dream they said, but I didn’t imagine your hand around my wrist and you would not be my last ghostly encounter.

©Dani Heart

5-13-2021

RIP Unprecedented

Here lies Unprecedented.

He lived well a long life filled with love, laughter, and a shocking number of impressive firsts. Yes there was a smattering of inaugural blunders as well, but the good always outweighed the bad for Unprecedented until the year 2016; That’s when things took a turn for the worse. It began like most years, but as time wore on the reality he was witnessing began to take a toll on his health. His love affair with the news was shattered one soul crushing story at a time until finally he had to turn away in horror. He considered changing his name. Unprecedented used to be associated primarily with fundamentally good things. The onslaught of cardinal abhorrence left him ashamed and dismayed of the moniker he once donned with pride. By 2020 Unprecedented had experienced an alarming number of cardiac events leading up to the big one on January 6th 2021 that would finally take his life. Today we lay Unprecedented down for a much needed rest on a hill overlooking a sea of tranquil waters. In his honor we vow to vindicate his name by restoring the good that was once Unprecedented!

RIP Unprecedented.

©Dani

2/5/2021

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A moment of sadness pours into my cup until it’s nearly overflowing.

A warm haunting melancholy ensues over what wasn’t, what isn’t, and what might not be going forward.

I drink it down…not slowly, not quickly, but evenly with rapt acknowledgement.

Undaunted I pour a new cup of warm sweet sustenance and fill it with Love, determination, and Hope (however audacious) then drink it down slowly until it permeates my soul.

 

©Dani Heart

5-10-2020