Thursday, July 23, 2020

Summer of 2020



photo via Unsplash

Summer of 2020

Happiness is morning light
and -- except for birdsong -- silence.
A book to get lost in,
and a cup of tea to begin

a day soaked by rain.
It will not stay
cool, but at least starts
pleasantly, unmarked

by stress and worry
about all that is unsure.
Hold this moment close.
Capture this fragment of hope.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


Friday, July 10, 2020

Fallibility


image via Unsplash


FALLIBILITY

I am flawed. I make mistakes. I fail.
Miserably, and in cringe-worthy ways. All
the time. Yet I lift
myself up and flail
away at life, flatly
refusing to give up, refusing to take the bait
of “good enough.” I have the ability
to see the light in my aspirations, so I need to stand tall
and not bail
myself out with an alibi.
I’ll
not be a liability.
I’ll
try
and try
until I fly.
Until we all fly.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020



This Photo Wants to be a Poem

Free Use -- Library of Congress


You will never know,
nor do I want you to.
But thank you
for trying.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


Friday, July 3, 2020

Infinite


photo via Unsplash


If it weren't for the fireflies'
Nightly silent
Fireworks
I might have forgotten how much we
Need even tiny sparks of magic
In our lives
To remind us of the size of
Eternity.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020



Thursday, July 2, 2020

This Photo Wants to be a Poem


After the Rain by Amanda Potts




Make larger.
Amplify.
Give the viewer
New perspective.
In each droplet the
Focus captures
Your imagination.

Magnify.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020