Peter Pan Outside The Window

Look! It’s Peter!

For a moment, the name feels like mockery.

For a moment, I thought I had joined them.

But in just a moment, I am only looking on.

The family inside embracing,

My boys already forgetting how to fly.


Second star to the right, cold and far away.

But as I near home, the morning softens my wrinkles

And by the time I get there they’ll have disappeared.

It is so easy to be carefree, to be careless.

Just not now, looking in from

Outside the window.


© jsmorgane (Jan 2016)

Sappho in the Garden

Amidst the roses I lay dreaming,
When the ground sighed softly
And the grasses reached up
To embrace the rosebuds tenderly.
Then the roses grew radiant, and
Grass and flowers danced
With the same mild wind which made
The leaves in the branches above us
Shake with carefree laughter,
And which also called me

© jsmorgane (June 2012)