It’s time to get your feet wet

standing on edge

taking that dive

Saying to yourself

“I’m feeling alive”

It’s time to get your feet wet

back in the game

and jumping right in

you’ve met rock bottom

but you’re starting again

It’s time to get your feet wet

dreams are still alive

you’re vision still calls to you

strength of spirit being revived

It’s time to get my feet wet

taking that leap of faith

call me a sucker for believing better in life

risking it all with a passionate embrace

The Lovers

Sheltered by mountain veil

nourished by misty rains

an awakening of the heart of lehua

a blossom of flaming red

born of fire some have said

united in love to ʻōhiʻa

hearts forever entwined

fate predefined

his strength is what sustains her

But it is often said

plucking this blossom will bring ahead

misty rains

her tears are shed

separating the lovers ʻōhiʻa and lehua

New Beginnings

Change is here

time has spoken

my moment to rise

space is broken

Divinely purposed

burdened to bear

painful truth

heart unspared

Kept in silence

alone and confounded

darkness has passed

re-rooted and grounded

New eyes, new strength, new me

endless possibilities

solo jubilee!

Radiant wings of color

gladly earned inductee

into the hall of metamorphosis

I am an honoree

Bourgeoisie (Hawaiian Monk Seal)

Caught red handed

surfing the sea

this young monk seal

sneaking up on me

with big black eyes

as curious can be

coming in stealth

and fancy free

Such a confident posture

held to a T

with an attitude of

“you ain’t got nothing on me”

built like a torpedo

no common fish from the sea

I’m “native” to these islands

the original VIP

So if you see me basking on the sand or laying on the reef

I acknowledge you and you acknowledge me

space is what I desire

to live & be care free

try carrying “endangered species” on your back

and not behaving bourgeoisie


Can you see

this magic of happiness that exudes out of me?

Where does it come from?

How could this be?

Can this strength be found in my leaves?

for they are quite steardy

gently tossed to and fro

like a dancer in the tradewinds

a graceful hula show

Or maybe it’s strength found in my stem?

reaching heights 6 feet or 10

Or could it be strength when faced towards the East

in greeting the sun

whose warmth is released

A feeling of exuberance

following true light across the sky

I know where happiness comes from now

It’s found within

I’m ready to fly

A Secret Place

The distractions of today

flutter away

as I take in this green eyed beauty

The trickling of spring water softly whisper

“the scales are now balanced within”

As dancing light begins to ascend

in flickering warmth again and again

in a space that was always reserved

that secret place

untouchable by men

Take a Bow

Standing in view of this glory of nature

the very hand of God who dresses the earth

I look up at the spectacular blue

with a tint of black gently swirled in oceans deep

and wonder what brilliant name this moment could be?

To have put on such a show for me