Tiny pinecone —

so much time

before the pinon nut


Fat man

in a yellow hammock —

a ripe plump banana


I have dreamed so long of Texas

with its stars bright as snowflakes

on velvet, its staked plains, the 

Gulf of Mexico, Piney Woods,

Carlsbad Caverns, its woods, lakes, 

and rivers, its cities with their 

thronging millions, its people, and

the stones which mark my parent's grave.

I live far away now and may never

see Texas again.

But one day I will live above those

velvet skies, above the thronging stars 

and will be content forever.

Ten Revisited

a field

of rusting cars —

lilac’s purple fire


green rolling hills–

a cloud darkens a bee

buzzing in clover


cloud funeral —

all his friends arrive

in one tiny car


in a dream, setting fire

to the sky,  I cast the ashes

over the Sun


perfect seashell

all the oceans of the world

lapping on the shore


hide and seek

under the starry sky,

Daddy whistles us home


Mema’s stone —

rain-packed into the date

pink mimosa flowers


sipping wine —

I remember the taste of moonlight

on her lips


trying to remember

my friends’ names when we were

all someone else


newly -fallen snow —

the widow tosses crusts

to a solitary finch











Alone, the old teacher

rocks and reads poetry,

eating M&M’s


old widow —

crying while cooking

her meal

Foggy Morning

foggy morning —

the faint call

of a Loon

Peace, Love and Patchouli

My life of words set free to be

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