A Lack of Respect

Oh Southern crush name sake of my long ago distant past…

How many times must I kill you before you finally rest in peace?

Would that enlightenment comes to those who seek to resurrect you.

Forgive them for they know not what they do.

Or do they?

Sometimes people are intentionally cruel and willfully ignorant

and I have no use for either.

©Dani

10-19-2021

For our trans brothers and sisters and anyone who has experienced this brand of disrespect in regards to a legal name change.

Lumiere

Lumière

Today I saw you…

In a tender moment of connectedness expressing sweetness and care…

We are never more beautiful than when we are awash in love’s light

Lucky are those who get to bask in your radiance.

You are an amazing soul.

©Dani

10-20-2021

For Sydney

Storms of Make Believe

A picnic in a rain storm

Was something we use to do

A little mommy and me time

That was just between us two

We’d hit up a local drive-thru

And get our favorite meal to go

Then race to our destination

So we could eat and enjoy the show

We would drive in slowly

Where the water was raining down

Then neon rainbow soap suds

Would be swooshing all around

It was easy to imagine

We were in a great big storm

Watching from inside our car

While keeping safe and warm

Then magically the sun came out

And the wind would blow us dry

We’d drive out looking good as new

Underneath a bright blue sky

How fondly I recall those days

Though dollars were few to spend

The simple sweet connectedness

Of us relishing pretend

8-27-2021