Sunday, August 26, 2018

Seasonal Tides

Seasonal Tides

Memories well up
pressure of past

As release again
son and daughter

In late summer
Season of letting go

Each time reality
when time gone

Instead of months
only days together

As launch out
On their own

Cycles of life
rise and fall

On life's ocean
blessing the tides


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Seasons Wrestle

Seasons Wrestle 

Fall's chill touches
summer refuses to yield

Once again seasons conflict
steamy fog as they vie

Curtain veils
green and brown struggle


Thursday, August 23, 2018


Drifting 18-235z

Fragments float easily
bobbing on the surface

Caught in undercurrent
pulled below by murky flow

Stuck in mental snags
trauma's force holds

Bobbing again
sputtering breaths

Ravenously feed lungs
alive, finally free

Drifting again

Monday, August 20, 2018


Wyandotte 18-232y

Today lifeless, mortally wounded
Feathers black and white
Just a day ago wandering yard
Scratching dirt

In a box it sits
Waiting for me
after work
Alone I carry it

Walk with a shovel
Down the hill
I scratch in dirt
Peck the ground

Where daughter requested
To put the hen to rest
Hard soil
In a hole two feet deep

Saturday, August 11, 2018



All that has been
All that is
All that will be
Born from a thought

Up from the heart
Artesian thoughts flow
Into the mind plant
Slowly they grow

Seasons pass slow
Then there is fruit
Good or uh oh
Aware one must be




Redemption is the story
God's grace wraps 'round
You are my beloved
Reclaim your beauty from all the ashes
Redemption for the desires of your heart


Friday, August 10, 2018

Simple Joy

Simple Joy

Stillness wraps around
Gurgle of water
In ditches it flows
Pinto beans and corn grow

Before me they stand
doe eyed ever so close
on the ditch bank
encounter again

Smile crease lips
joy in untamed elegance
lissomely hurdle the ditch
gracefully bound away

Note: Joy in encountering two young does today at the break of day.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Day Fades

Day Fades

sun teases
behind foliage
blazing tangerine

seduces the eye
moment of reflection
in nature's mirror

quieting self
in seasons
of transitions

in gentle breeze
sweeping mind
peace engulfs


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Static Builds

Static Builds

Lightning creases blackened horizon
sky bleeds from jagged cuts
Bipolar wrath rumbles
anger rattles windows

Violence approaches
rushes in upon its victim
Harsh blows gust
calm settles after storm


Tuesday, August 7, 2018



Life flows down
from mountains
hard concrete ditch
in eddies silt collects
in the murkiness
memories wash
further down
'til finds its way
onto the loam
softened gumbo
mixing together
beneath feet
nurishing the prairie


Wildcat Hills

Wildcat Hills

Shear mist
canoodling the escarpment
hugging tight and low
femine contours

Summer's burnt prairie
grass green, tips brown
droplets hang heavy
surrendering to delicate brush


Monday, August 6, 2018


Turbulence 18-218Y

Horizon black
debri whirls
unstable thoughts
air swirls

Regurgitation buffets
replay the memories
palpitations toss
puke anxiety

Pockets of stillness
heart drops
roiled again
roller coaster emotions

Subsides as
quick as
it came