Pearl Snap Heartache

I saw him standing there

Watching the dance floor

Propped against the bar

Sippin’ whiskey

Long legs, boots, and hat

Too many times I’ve fallen

For a man like that

Cool, and crisp, and lean

Hands rough and calloused

From workin’ cows or

Runnin’ a heavy machine

My heart has a weakness

For that look

It will fall in a minute

Regardless of the risk

But my mind knows better

Knows the pleasure

Is never worth the hurt

Tells my heart to be careful

He’s just another heartache

In a pearl snap shirt

E.A. Fussell

5/17/2019

Missing the Beachi

It’s been a while since I was able to stroll on the beach of southwest Florida. I would go for sunset walks and try to capture a picture of the sun as it kissed the Gulf of Mexico goodnight…..Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m thankful for my work and wherever it chooses to take me….but sometimes I miss the beach….and I wonder if the beach misses me.

E.A. Fussell

5/11/2019

May

May the transformation of Spring

Bring you what you long for

May your inner being bloom

As beautifully as the flowers

Growing wildly outside in nature

May your thoughts be fresh and crisp

Like the air after a Spring rain

May you find new meaning in life

More vibrancy

More energy

May you take that step

You need to take

To enjoy your life

In this month of May

E.A. Fussell

5/1/2019

Peek-a-boo

Some mornings the sunrise plays peek-a-boo with me.

The Lago Vista hills are the perfect play-ground for this game. Thursday morning on my drive to work the sun kept peeking out but didn’t let me fully see it until I reached my office door and was about to go in. At that moment I turned one last time and the sun revealed it’s full beauty as it crested the hill across the street. We had a glorious moment together and I basked in its wonder. Amazed again at how much the Creator of all things created all things to play and experience pure joy.

E.A. Fussell

4/27/2019

Hope

Drugs ruin

Alcohol ruins

Political stance ruins

A closed mind ruins

Religiousness ruins

The ruin is a hardened heart

Eyes that don’t see

Ears that don’t hear

A tongue that speaks froward things

But I still hold onto hope

Hope that the drug addict will be

Completely healed

Hope the alcoholic will overcome the urge

Hope political stances find common ground

Hope that closed minds will be opened

Hope that religiousness will give way

To the truth

Of unconditional love

From God

Who dwells within us all

If we believe

E.A. Fussell

4/27/2019

Patience

Got my rose colored glasses on

Ignoring my sore muscles from

Weight training week one

Ignoring my scale

Trying to anyway

Chilling on my sofa chewing kale

The pain will get easier

The scale will get lighter

The kale will get swallowed

Patience girl

Patience

Just show up for yourself

Every day

E.A. Fussell

04/25/2019