Merry Summer Solstice!

Merry Summer Solstice!
El Sol

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Here's to May, teenage gamers, and the beautiful rowing we all do ~

Gamer Blue 

  For Micah

If I cannot release my 12-year old son
from the small daily deaths of divorce
or take him on a fancy summer vacation

I can offer him the autonomy of night
That yellow labyrinth

Foraging in the fridge for yogurt or salami
the dramatic flop into the helm
of his La-Z Boy recliner

Hands firmly planted on the keyboard
eyes trained on the horizon of his laptop

My blue-light voyager

Maybe there’s a grace
some exalted terrain
offered to a boy bathed in the blue corona

& who am I
to say
that this
is not


that my son’s small hands
do not summon the gods
& put them mercifully to work.



  1. Ah, I know that gamer blue well. Thank you.

  2. My pleasure! I really enjoy your blog and postings as well ~ Your thoughts about the natural world and food ~ I enjoyed your recent posting, Here Comes the Sun. Wishing you a joyful Summer Solstice this coming Sunday!