Category: Poetry

Say What, World Listens, Who Hears

“How was the tilapia?” “Somebody died in a fog.” •••••••• “Sine Pari,” says the bumper sticker, “I ask what does that mean?” She says, “Without equal!” ••••••• Bullet Head Doogan, said, “One day I think I have it figured out…

Snow’s Reflection

Blades of grass protrude from fresh snow It continues to fall A sculpture ponders its relevance Benches remain empty How much does thunder weigh ••• Please help us by shopping at amazon,com through this link! Thanks!  

Blue Heron not Blue

• My attention is grabbed by a strange “awk, awk” sound up and to my left A huge silhouette of a blue heron cruises across a newly dark sky The bird is on the way to its nest in the…

Good Enough

A V-formation of geese fly below a crescent moon in a pale blue sky as a pink sun descends The following morning Clara pets Snickers and laughs in a German accent as she wears a grey hoodie that says MAINE…

Poem: On a Warm Day

On a Warm Day A car comes to a halt at three way stop signs on, a one way street The girls cross A butterfly flutters by a butterfly bush in a back yard, ignoring it A hummingbird buzzes in…

Eleanor’s Azalea

• Eleanor’s azalea is in bloom She planted it years before She could see it, from her sitting room  Near her front door • Aggie’s trees are growing strong When I was I boy, she would scold me for climbing…

A Poem: The Moon

The Moon The moon is hangin’ low, a crescent in the sky Looking like a golden reflection in an ally cat’s eye • Lunar thoughts eclipse the day Your dreams revealed along the way • Don’t make too much of…

A Passing

I see my friend pacing in the hall She has many friends who may have called  • She returns to our group’s room Her emotions are obvious Her face tells it all but tells nothing  • Distracted, lost in reflection…

The Train

The lights flicker on the train, everyone looks around There is nothing we can do, the lights and we are temporarily powerless Two men sleep in their seats, mouths opened wide No snoring, no dignity, no awareness, just exhaustion Everyone…