Praise–Joe Barrett

Find Joy
Within your palm
Our hands joined

Next to the blue waterfall
Of happiness

It’s a kindness
That stays put
That won’t shut up

Cuz its sweet droll
Drags my soul
Thru the sticky muck

By the greasy wheel
of compassion


Three generations of Joe Barrett’s family call Oregon home. Growing up in Eugene, he gathered memories of the Dunes, the Sea Lion Caves, Lincoln City, the Seaside Turnaround, and the Peter Iredale. Now living in the High Desert, he and his family often return to the ocean. Photo: