i am… we are

i am not broken
i am not pieces scattered
to the wind

i am not lost…

i am whole
i am un-tethered
i am flying, soaring, swooping

and diving

i am
i am with you
i am one of two

i am one of us

we are one
we are unbroken
we are un-scattered

we are found

we are

— GLB
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grinding on

grinding on
roll the window down
the dusty rocky road
heads down to nowhere
no sacrifice is enough
present future past
the blurry non-event
pulls coat tails

tries to stabilize

grinding on
the window slides up
blocks out the world
pull up
pull in
ignore
past future present
the event
happens

in solitude

grinding on
the vacant sky
wiped clean
by the metropolis
a cacophony of light
sacrificing sight
taste the exotic dark
free sliding
through the cracked window
waiting for derision
to fade

 

— GLB

the end is the beginning

Today marks the end of my extra-collegiate affair with Cape Fear Community College. Fear not my beloved Virginia Tech, I have not forsaken thee. You are always first in my mind, in my headwear, on my license plate frame, in my shouts and warm greetings to my VPI brothers and sisters. GO HOKIES!!!!
Sorry, I got a little carried away. You see, I turned in my final paper today and with that, closed the door on what has been a major focus of my life for the better part of three years (6 semesters and 2 summer sessions). There were some rough patches along the way, even a few that had me on the edge of quitting. But I have made it through…
For that, I have to thank a few people for their love and support along the way. Mom, Dad, Tosha, Debra, Patrick, and Carey…. without you guys, I would not have made it. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, 1,000 TIMES THANK YOU!!!!
Now, as they say, when one door closes, another one opens, and I’m happy to say that I know who’s waiting behind that door. Tosha, my love, I am excited and intrigued to see what our new adventure will bring. I couldn’t ask for a better companion to spend my life with.
I’m no good at endings, so here’s to new beginnings. I hope they are good to us all!!!

Promises

I think of you sometimes

The way you carried that flag

Going into battle

Humming refrains of

Old Devil Moon

We always left part of us

Out on that field

Every time

That is why we always won

Luckily, we have enough left

30-some years down the line

To keep promises

We weren’t aware we were making

Promises we just

Needed to find again

— GLB

3/4 Time

We live a life filled with music
I hear you softly humming
In the wind through the trees
With my eyes closed,
In a silent room
Your voice creeps into my head
Making itself comfortable
More than a long found friend
Soon we are singing the familiar chords
That brought us together
Then, and now
The notes lilt and sway
Catch up then lay back
Waiting for that moment
To let the full orchestra in
As it speaks our tale
Forever captured in 3/4 time

— GLB