Transitions

autumn leaves fallen half-moon plays in wind-swept clouds changes fill the air Photo by Pawel Czerwinski courtesy of Unsplash

Lizard Guide

The day looks gloomy, overcast yet I see wisps of cloud, patches of blue sky between branches This gloom, I suspect is internal obsessive thoughts of an accusation heard last night that bruised my ego Then a tiny lizard catches my eye motionless on a fence post, a common sight here in Florida, unusual for … More Lizard Guide

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Spring

Raindrops spirit asparagus sprouts as Cardinals nest with dandelion tufts Snow flurries bloom into snowdrop flowers Worms wriggle mud-luscious* Lichen layers old oak trees while Bare limbs begin to bud-burst Spring thunders in its striking grace Shedding frost for pear tree blossoms * Mud-luscious comes from the e.e. cummings poem, “[in Just-]” Asparagus photo from … More Spring

After The Overstory

Close back cover sigh Characters loved disappear like forests clear-cut for fortunes Missing fictional friends I knew, lived with for a month   The Overstory: A Novel Photo courtesy of Amason

Contemplative Care

In the woods where I walk, a doe lay dying She could have just been asleep but she didn’t stir as I walked by Deer die just like all of us I could do nothing to help her except offer her respect for this transition So, I whispered a lovingkindness mantra customized just for this … More Contemplative Care

Moon Morning

I. A full moon plays peek-a-boo among the trees before tucking herself under the covers of the horizon II. Super moonset in the west brightens snow like day Sunrise in the east paints watercolor clouds III. How can moonset and sunrise be in such proximity that I look out one window to see day beginning … More Moon Morning