Category: Nature


Sky Watching

Prickly points scratch soft skin,
leaning on twin bows, searching
skyward, bedazzling blue-
cirrus clouds gesticulate wildly,
ethereal digits caressing verdant,
green eyes sparkle in summer sun-
arid winds sweep, dust swirling, a
chaotic ballet, tumbling fur,
eyes earthbound, dog party.

Wyoming winters stretch deep into spring’s sweet lullaby;
softly, snow-covered flowers seek sun’s radiant respite
from long deep freezes delving into marrow, leaving souls
shuddering…

Sacramento summers scorch westerly sea breezes, dust rises,
trees wind-whipped, cracks creep, deserting creeks, rocky
smiles entombed river beds waiting, wanting winter’s wet
caress as water overflows banks, kissing my feet…

Searching skyward, seeking solace in between.

Patterns

Twirling leaves, dancing-
swirling paradigm shifting,
breathing in fresh air.

I turn off the light-
boldly rushing,
the night, slams into
the room, no social distancing here,
rudely interrupting,
this elegant foray.
bright moments
linger today,
cheering, a guffaw-
cast aside, by
impatient night.