Archive for the ‘San Juan Capistrano’ Category


Monday, October 13th, 1980

I must have been happy these months
I’ve not picked up a pen to write
more than 2 or 3 times

Christopher has been born,
I’ve bought a condo in Capistrano,
I’m getting a computer of my own,
and I’m staying right physically
and Rose, … Rose has been Rose for me

A baby … now I know how to love a baby!!!
Baby smiles are simpler than trust
just as touching a baby
is more than being careful

I used to think babys were too simple
to be interesting
but I don’t think so anymore
and I don’t care why
Christopher, … just smile for me.


— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Saturday, February 14th, 1981
         Another time...another moment
           with indelible written on it
           the strobe flash of recognition
         amid the mindless progressions of moments...the day to day.

         A lifetime's change point bridging time and insignificance
           it brings to ground against the quiet paper.

         I run so hard most times and think so little
           our world's going to hell in a hundred ways
         and my loved ones and I wait near naked against its caprice
           nothing so precious here as their moments and their love
         and so much seems to escape me
           so much.

                                    14 Feb 1981

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Saturday, July 18th, 1981

Sometimes I go so deep within myself
and see so shallowly into others
as if I was the only one who felt
or imagined
or rejoiced
or thought.

Clear my eyes that I might see
the wondrous child that lives within each of us
and cross the bridges that words and relationships
can never span.

That deep something that burns
deep inside of each of us
amid doubt and habits for only the certain touch
of another who’s awake … and cares.

18 July 81

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —