Sunday, May 19, 2019



Sorrow numbingly sings
 like rain dancing on tin roof
Heavy sky steadily cries
 thick dampness oppresses

Late Spring in Nebraska
 in a Seattle mood
Leaves one wondering
 where has the sunshine gone

Perhaps it is time
 to walk in the rain
Allow the chill
 to wash away pain

Allow dandelion puffs
 to paste themselves upon each shoe
Breath deep the earthy
  aromas unleashed

Grass waste high
 soaks blue denim
Bleeds out color
 not meant to carry

Saturated hoodie lays heavy
 weighs upon shoulders
Exchange dead weight
 to feel life in drizzle

Knowing tomorrow's blossoms
 are within today's loneliness
Pick up the pen again
  purge heart of blue ink today


Saturday, May 18, 2019



In walk just placed
children's hands press deep
gray wet cement captures 

Imprint in father's heart
etched upon cellulous memory
as cures, color fades to sepia


Friday, May 17, 2019



Inhale gusto of babbling water on swollen banks
tossed to and fro in Spring's raucous flow
Exhale stale silence of what was
a bier adrift on somber current goes

Inhale brilliant rays of morning's light
angles that penetrate as waves filling inlets
Exhale life sucking darkness
low tide pulls hard drawing debris

Inhale joyful sound of child's first gasp
life fills lungs upon day of birth
Exhale grief of miscarriage
cold death of unformed life

Inhale damp softness
as potter forms clay
Exhale vessel cracked
heat of fire exposes imperfections


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Center Pivot

Center Pivot

Quiet rests lightly upon the land
sluggish chill of late Summer morning
serene purr of pump motors

Pivot gun ratchets continuously
droplets play upon corn stalks
they rustle like paper in the wind 


Thursday, May 2, 2019


Expanse of a Nebraska sunrise
  watch dawn's subtle light unfold
splashes across the cottony sky
  new hope's expression for today


Wednesday, May 1, 2019



Father's gift of you

Thoughts of you kindle
as dawn breaks in glorious ways
beauty of sky
draws thoughts of you

First bloom of alfalfa
awakens awe of love for you
sight of beauty stirs me
reminds me of you

Wafting sweetness of fields a'bloom
soft aroma's embrace
deep into my lungs
the way our love fills