Magpie and the Squirrel – A Poem

Swooping down in excitement from a tree, A magpie spies the nuts and seeds with me. A squirrel nearby watches the commotion, Its swishing tail plotting paths of anticipation. The bounty descends effortless to the ground, Like wheat chaff in the muted siren of sound. As the magpie dances, delighted at the sight, The squirrelContinue reading “Magpie and the Squirrel – A Poem”

23.5 Degrees – A Poem

What is fall’s allure, Or Spring’s vapor, That bliss enamors. Nostalgia’s tonal rift Of seasonal drift. Or, can it be The familiar movement, Of the body’s inner core The earth does on mass, Tilting us all 23.5 degrees From our core; its core. A shepherded change, A fearless exchange, A terrestrial portal The earthly pinContinue reading “23.5 Degrees – A Poem”

Anonymity – A Poem

Innocence of guilt in the purgatory of penitence, Subjects of selfless contrition; the writer’s abundance Robed in anonymity, that readers themselves may see, In a world where creativity courts celebrity proximity; Words, rhymes, hidden alcoves romancing anonymity Spritz syllable perfume from veils of transparency – Counting pen names, avatars and pseudonyms – Delicious cloaks ofContinue reading “Anonymity – A Poem”

Forged Relationships – A Poem

Forged relationships; framed steel cornices Rebar cement in a foundation of alliances. Neighbors, family, friend or acquaintances That together, help hammer provision’s anvil – Two iron beams better than one as its candle If one falls the other carries aloft safety’s angle. If possible, a threefold alliance a better tether, Its climbing molten vines aContinue reading “Forged Relationships – A Poem”

Kitty Cat – A Poem

Feline patrols the alley way, At first, some thought a stray, A fluorescent collar in crimson glory. Street-wise to neighborhood jungle traffic, Crossing at night in stealth at the crosswalk, As cars stop for her fashion runway catwalk. Her midnight charcoal coat flatters, Her luminescent pink collar choker. Her bright accessory a token of loveContinue reading “Kitty Cat – A Poem”

Preserves – A Poem

Spirited pectin Gels the action: Pickle preserves, Oeur d’oeuvres, Chows and Confit Spreads and jelly. Pitted fruit meet The stone remover. Pickling spice, Sultry allspice. Drooling lids, Funnel bibs, Pattern paper, Park apples In ornate jars Like antique cars Wave checkered flags. Guarded temperatures Enshrine winter cellars In sweet homemade jars. ___________ – Inspired byContinue reading “Preserves – A Poem”

Fall’s Scepter – A Poem

Autumn; Winter waits every year to see her, His persona attracted to her warmed temper. But she arrives before him, often not by much, And, exits on winged Demeter’s pumpkin patch. His chivalric quest, epic as that of Sir Gawayne, He plies her with gifts near the Etruscan plain, They vanish like ice cubes inContinue reading “Fall’s Scepter – A Poem”

September Longings – A Poem

September longings jump thought courses, Like equestrian trails to Andalusian horses. Enticed by cool air, dreams unsheathe plows, To seed sacrifices sown with sweated brows. Autumn grazes in expectant hills of harvest, Their first fruits, worldly sanctuaries at best. But, like the true hover of the kingfisher; Only one sanctuary lasts forever.

Boatswain’s Oar – A Poem

Seasonal helms of thanksgiving; a boatswain’s oar, Steady decks of cruise-ships tossed in life’s candor. Unspoken kindness; compassion’s dwindling paddle Reaps a surging ocean ride on discomfort’s saddle. Blanket might-have-beens; driftwood to the soul, Wring moisture from the leaves in comfort’s bowl. Philosopher’s stones rubbing the sands of the wise, Return diamonds as grace claspsContinue reading “Boatswain’s Oar – A Poem”