Ursa

Last night’s brussel sprouts Filled me with gases Then I became a hot air balloon Rising up through dusty webs toward stars Who blinked at my sudden appearance. At first I drifted Gripped by astonishment holding my hair in a too tight embrace Until euphoria settled in; I plucked stars with my bare hands by... Continue Reading →

Autumn’s Fancy

Autumn’s full of flair, Shaking out her crimson hair, Fancy, she sipped tumblers filled With sunlight that in summer spilled, And now she beams while letting go Ablaze before the fall.

Woodpecker

The woodpecker way, Needle nosing to uncover what’s hidden, Not for the sake of idle nosy-ness But to get through layers Where necessary nourishment lives, One feeding the other, In the movement a transference Of information, Though let’s call them spores or a fungal frolic Dancing to a drilling drum beat The woodpecker way.

Turtle By Day

Under the boughs Turtle clouds come and go Dissolving into blue skies Angel ladies dance behind the ridges. Two boys toss a coin Give each other four minutes a piece Rolling down a small green knoll Scooting over trolls. A minute rolls by, Time kept safely in the hands of boys Who determine minutes by... Continue Reading →

Throughfare

While I wait For the storm A pair of brown boots left in dry grasses Call me outside wanting To be picked up -They’d been kicked off after Water filled them earlier, He’d had the hose running Cold in the crusty afternoon A reprieve for the restless- He couldn’t wait For rain Its crinkling sound... Continue Reading →

Distance

Everywhere green in the heat, Almost too bright, scorching. A few red leaves – sun kissed or sunburned I do not know- They peek cheekily amidst a seagreen canopy; Bees drone from straggly roses while crickets grind a tune. Down the road a blue truck bearing dogs Winds its way to a dusty pull off;... Continue Reading →

Rain, do

  It didn’t rain last night or the night before, someone dipped the sky into a tub of indigo it sparkled white where the dye resisted -or maybe those were stars dissolving into the firmaments fabric- It didn’t rain this morning, the sun glowered and the gladiolas withered under his hot gaze, weeping just a... Continue Reading →

Humming Bird

I met a girl Clothed in emerald green A red scarf sparkling around her shoulders She flashed by careening, One second cartwheeling and humming, Another second her nose in a book, She came hovering over, All the while her fingers moved Plying a needle and thread Through roses. She looked at me, Chocolate eyes flashing... Continue Reading →

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