From Phil

I left you when red cherries no longer were in seasonI left you when frost began to ice the dawnI left you when nighttime reached further into daytimeI left you as late summer braced with chillI left you before the harvest moon when autumn colors splashI left you before I could say goodbye So, rememberwhen … More From Phil

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Wildfowl

I am fortunate to live near a park with two little lakes joined by a creek, where I linger on bridges to hear the water dance over smooth rocks Where mallards and Canada geese carry on conversations in a fowl language I don’t understand Red-winged blackbirds hide in low branches of young trees along the … More Wildfowl

Cool Heat

Baggy shorts, jammies top bare feet, messy bun ceiling-fan breeze on my neck sipping lemon water Watching neighbor’s sprinkler make prisms on wet grass trying to enjoy the heat longed for last December What a cool cool way to spend this hot, hot summer day To all my friends and family in the Pacific Northwest, … More Cool Heat

Return

The familiar is so easy to take for granted even with cell phones distance still creates physical separation My beloved returned last night after only four days away our first embrace wove together 100 hours of threadbare presence into 1000 thread-count intimacy   Photo by Anastasia Skylar courtesy of Unsplash