Tuesday, December 26, 2023

yule poems


ragged notebook on garage floor
inches from melted snow puddle
front cover loose and torn
taped back on
new poems today


the night before
the night before Christmas
promise of snow...
just slashing white sleet


twin orphan fauns
walk the fence line
up the frozen hill
into the cedars

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

two scenes

"news" thick with doom
algorithms of  filthy lucre...death
"social" media swipes
skits on a tiny screen
pulling your gaze deep

woodland walk
a rugged trail between 
icy cornfields and a rocky ridge
out deep with the deer, 
the pheasants, the quails

Monday, December 4, 2023

early winter

crimson flurry
a whirling flapping burst of red
two male cardinals
scattering the grey chickadees
and pretty slate juncos

seeds fly 
fall from the feeder
squirrel bounds
over fresh snow
to feast