September night first Fall rain Fresh linen and a blanket lain In the last hours of Summer Spilling out the eaves gutter From the rooftop of my home, October takes a long breath Before ice and cold take all under. Soon in wind will colors blow As trees the lifeless leaves let go Red and […]
I am as well alone as not, still the boss’s tiny daughter Takes my hand at work saying, “Don’t go home alone. It’s not good to be alone.” I reassure her, “I’ll be alright.” At home I’m fine and well, but I cannot turn a deaf ear Small sounds fill the air, a child cries without […]
Out of breath but not energy, I tire on the upward path Stop to see where I am. The summit’s not far, but I need water. It is the taste of spring, taste of April I take, the icy-sweet clean Can-anything-be-so-pure-snowmelt rushing right out of the earth. This is how I want to be, clean […]
Rain, rain, day and night Get your boat and paddle! “Forty days and forty nights” Does Noah live in Seattle?