Stitches and Tape

hold it together with stitches and tape

hold it together with glue

hold it together with wishes and faith

hold it together with you



wind through the leaves

the creek singing to me

the sky full of stars

velvet black nights hot and sweaty with summer heat

the smell of alfalfa and puppies

the creaking of floorboards in the loft of the barn


kittens crawling in my lap

the smell of pine trees and sap dripping

sand between my fingers

the moon on the water

the sound of trees

dirt under my fingernails

warm blankets

hot baths

driving with the windows down


tinkering and taking things apart

the night breeze

loving arms around me

dark chocolate

little run-down cafes

nests in the hay and a book

grassy meadows

stone cliffs