Conquer that most human trait of putting a
Label on everyone and everything.
Minimal thought or action is required to gain
Acceptance into the mainstream, which is a
Symptom of laziness or apathy. Probably both.
Ordinary may be safe or dull, but not
Meaningless, because we need a benchmark to see a
Symbiosis between madness and reason.
Purple is just red and blue after all. Colors are an
Elixir few understand in the effort to stake out a
Territory of aspirations, because it is not about earning a
Fortune, but being fortunate.
Open the back door
Morning sky in Tennessee
Shasta and Cleo
Home is their territory
Friends sharing a world
I’ll be a ghost someday
she promised I don’t know
maybe she was always one
translucent turned inside out so
I could not see her anyway
She left nothing real
except ashes and cold smoke
Just my luck.
Distant cloud flashes
Shouts of luminosity
The still night air twists
Defiant clouds twist
Storm makes nature shout
Hesitate for just a second and, poof,
Doubt will seep in and diminish the
Desire to save those quixotic observations and
Parlay each poetic vision into a
Vivid, technicolor creation that would
Swarm and swirl with whimsy and song, but you
Ruminate, don’t you?
Nervous about displaying your soul,
Nuance, innuendo and those crazy whispers your hope hisses is all a bunch of
Abstract garbage if you can’t get it down on paper.
Blackbirds strut and groove
Sparrows improvise with chords
Mourning doves croon soul
Nuanced riffs to serenade
The sweet interlude of Spring
I was going to try to take a really awesome shot of the cardinals that come to my deck to feed, but, hey, you know, what, this is way more what my life is actually like.
Nests of twigs hold a clutch of
Eggs, speckled brown
Residents, year round
Vibrant red males mean a healthy mate
Unique two-parted song that both will sing
Sunflower seeds are their favorite thing
Edgy and excitable
Very many state bird
Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Virginia to name a few
United State’s sports teams also include the bird
St. Louis Cardinals for baseball and Arizona Cardinals for football
Blue grackle perches
Yellow eyed king of the deck
Black winged day tripper
Hesitate on 3/1 and Doubt on 3/2. Seems that someone at WordPress is having an existential crisis. Or is March simply the month of uncertainty and ambivalence?
Does the moon scud across the sky
Or is it the clouds
Under some lusty spell
Through my fanciful universe?
At 4, she would bolt across the street.
“Look both ways!” I called.
First day of school, watching that blonde head,
She never looked back.
Basketball, cross country
A metaphor, of course she placed.
We bought her a car.
Job during college.
She never hesitated.
Not that I could see.
“Fly, be free!” I used to say.