Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hope Whispers

hope whispers
     in the rustle of limbs
     lackadaisically float
       dried leaves devoid of color
seasons of marriage as walk on what once was
      now dead

hope whispers
     in the sliver of moon
       if I am crazy in what I see
       for me found in ordinary places
       others walk by

hope whispers
     softly of restoration of brokenness
where forgiveness
     flows and mercy embraces
undeserved love
     expressed in spite of the pain
       the good times we have had


Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Blazing sky awakens
vibrant quaking of Aspens
of impending change again
as shed their summer coats

Invitation cross liminal land
into star filled pools above gaze
penetrating slowly as dew falls
softening path of heart trampled and packed


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Lean In

Lean In

She hangs on his arm
leans into him
bound together
they walk as one

In the cool morning
they glide among the crowd
sparking embers of fire
gloam upon the ground

Arousing hope in all
the young and old
of what can be
once again

Inspiration - a younger couple, late 20s, walking around at the balloon festival in Albuquerque. So entranced with each other they clung together as they walked. A blissful moment.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Raspberry Sunrise

Raspberry sunrise
dolloped with
blueberry expectations
facing the resistance
of mid-October's gale

briskness shakes
shivers down spine
radiates into core
of endings
and beginnings

layers now cover
what was once bare
skin swaddled tight
once again 
winter's foreboding

#westernnebraska, #seasons, #nature, #fall, #winter

Monday, October 7, 2019



Clothed in vibrant purple
needle thin petals an ornate crown
about bold yellow pistil
unaware of impending season change

Stands in powerful defiance
against forbidding gray
uninhibited by approaching cold
exposure draws in curious eyes

image (c) b. bucks from the Black Hills

#westernnebraskathoughtsandlife, #BlackHills, #Spearfish, #hatchery, #nature