Paper Lanterns

Dazzle me with your display.

Lift my spirit from this slumber;
it is surrounded in sorrow seeking solace.

Use the wearing of my ways to wake me.

Your light gives life.

LaRonda Gray Moore



Love lingers the longer you leave feelings trapped.
Naked vulnerability can shock the senses silly.
You must release that that simmers just beneath an insecure surface.
For the universe doesn’t make promises.
Is it better to have or have never?

© LaRonda Moore

Notice Nature

The day before yesterday

I caught a glimpse of a cardinal starring at me

And once our eyes met

he fly away.

And when he was gone

I was sad.

That next day

I returned to my kitchen window

Eager to see him again

But he wasn’t there

And I felt let down.


Without expectation

I walked outside

And atop my neighbors tree

There was he.

I was scared to move a move

he wasn’t.

He flew towards me.

So close that he teased me

Then he elevated over me

Forcing my chin up

And revealing my path to you.

© LaRonda Moore