May God E’er Turn Your Head

~ for Sara C, who's battling cancer ~ May God e'er turn your head To show you gorgeous flowers May peace e'er fill your heart Throughout your darkest hours May God e'er lift you up And keep your body strong So that your Earthly time will be Like summer days, prolonged And Sara, may you … Continue reading May God E’er Turn Your Head

She Sang My Body Electric

(for starry-eyed lovers everywhere) She sang my body electric When her hazel eyes first caught mine Sending adrenaline sparks Into my trip-hammering heart Arresting my breath for an instant That breezy April afternoon while We flew kites beside the sea She sang my body electric Those times our bodies joined And her rhythmical undulations Would … Continue reading She Sang My Body Electric

The Birds of Aleppo

by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ a tale of hope, for the people of Aleppo ~~~ The four-year war had become especially violent during the Fall.  Now the Army was closing in, choking much of eastern Aleppo.  Intermittent radio broadcasts featured Alawite songs, propaganda, and Assad’s reviled voice reassuring them that soon the rebel menace would … Continue reading The Birds of Aleppo