How dare you

Look at me with those eyes

Smile at me with that mouth

Walk towards me with that gait

Talk to me with that voice


How dare I

Pretend I don’t see you

Hide my grin with a smirk

Walk by you with my strut

Talk to you like I’m calm


How dare we

Glance then look away

Smile then blank our faces

Brush shoulders as we walk by

Talk like we’re just friends

©2011 Twice-Shy Productions

Anyway Poem
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa


The days and nights I’ve waited

On breath labored and bated

Have strengthened my reserve

To ride the twists and curves

Until this long road straightens

My wheels will turn with patience

And stop only when I

See you by the roadside

©2008 Twice-Shy Productions


In I breathe

Out you breathe

In you breathe

Out I breathe

Take these things

Make these things

Into what seems

What’s meant to be

To you, to me

The in between

And all the things

One knows this means

In we breathe

Out we breathe

In we breathe

Out we breathe

©2008 Twice-Shy Productions



They flow over and downwards and pool where thoughts have crossed only to be misunderstood.  Their overture to an audience yearning for pleasure incites revulsion instead.  Abruptly, they cease and are held in reserve until sensibility revisits the senses.

©2008 Twice-Shy Productions