Monday, December 02, 2013

See Sought

Before I think
Nothing is wrong
Just a wink
Not too long

Forming a thought
Simply the words
Move a lot
Quick as birds

Remaining view
Something I made
Not so new
Cuts a blade


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Drought Break

Light rain off and on
Hours pass not waiting
They pass arriving
Like window breeze
Slow as dripping trees

Between soft rains
Swift moving clouds
No breaks for blue
Birds chatter the news
Overdue showers today


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Into the reach of other days
Under the sky that stays
Moon to Sun, toil to fun
A motion of ancient ways


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Breeze is Absent

Sun wrecks my view of trees
Squinting only brings tears,
A loss of good moisture.
Wanting to see leaves move,
An arm casts a shadow
across my eyes,
A defensive posture
Like the sun is attacking.
A harsh lack of clouds.
Some waving humidity rises
From lawns too hot to mow.
It's not yet noon,
Maybe the forecast holds afternoon clouds,
A pop up thunderstorm?
The birds now quiet
Would chatter gratefully
For a mid-day shower.
Even a hot breeze
Would give relief.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

4th Of July

Independance night broke
With unscripted laughter from a balcony.
Triple X's on dead bottles,
Some were still alive.
The toiling sun was out of work
The shadowy trees a canvas
For front yard sparklers,
Kids writing their names.
All directions offered pops and
Crackles with occasional booms.
Store bought fireflies, lightining bugs
Whistled and sputtered
Among the real ones.
Sidewalks smiled outside the blues bar
Echoeing off the silent buildings
Closed for the holiday.
Whoops of approval
Applauded the amateur fireworks.
Unrestrained children spun themselves
Dizzy as the parents drank.
Unscripted laughter rang
In the early independance night.