Empty Mansion

EMPTY MANSION

storm clouds gathering
weathered facade bears witness
to a slant of light

The Hunt

THE HUNT

things my cat taught me:
it’s all about the getting,
and not the having

 

Resilience

RESILIENCE

resilience unveiled
stumbling blocks to building blocks
seek strength, alter course

 

Two Roses

TWO ROSES

two roses in bloom
year’s end on the calendar
new beginnings loom

 

Cottonwoods

COTTONWOODS

gnarly cottonwoods
branches stretch to leaves in white
monochrome delight

 

Shade Barn

SHADE BARN

weathered wooden planks
monument to days of old
a slow memory

 

Rock To Sand

ROCK TO SAND

smoother over time
the sandpaper of the sea
washes over thee

 

Visually Impaired

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

shapes twist in my gaze
bending lines in a strange maze
looking up sideways

 

Loblolly Pine

LOBLOLLY PINE

stark contrasts combine
lone pine in dune’s sunlit sands
shadows weave the lines

 

Topless In Town

TOPLESS IN TOWN

roofless hut finds grace
apalachicola town
palm trees and sunshine

 

Curly Goose Feathers

CURLY GOOSE FEATHERS

like gentle corkscrews
with playful swirls, twists, and turns
goose feathers with curls

 

Palm Tree Vista

PALM TREE VISTA

gentle swaying fronds
rustling secrets of the breeze
palm’s eye on the world

 

In A Dream

IN A DREAM

in a dream, i heard
victrola and mandolin
amidst forest green

 

Life In Full Bloom

LIFE IN FULL BLOOM

petals unfurling
watching life’s steps, unpacking
birth, midlife, and death

 

Feet In The Sand

FEET IN THE SAND

waves crashing the shore
dunes rise and fall with the wind
sand hiding my feet

 

Nautilus #2

NAUTILUS #2

from the ocean’s depth
to the photographer’s hands
deep sea treasure found

 

Paradise Found

PARADISE FOUND

sun rays streaming through
creating paradise found
peaceful profound bliss

 

Slope Of Life

SLOPE OF LIFE

life is like a slope
full of twists, turns, ups, and downs
days filled with process
 

Curtsy

CURTSY

tulip symphony
like a curtsy in the vase
petals bend and bow

 

The Snow Moon

THE SNOW MOON

the snow moon arrives
at february’s last stand
say hello to spring

 

Mailbox Memories

MAILBOX MEMORIES

in the good old days
phone cords not long enough and
mailbox greeting cards

 

Gulf Breeze

GULF BREEZE

the smell of salt air
as the wind blows through my hair
gulf breeze love affair

 

Sitting Big

SITTING BIG

a rock above trees
against a vast open sky
sits big staring back

 

Dutch Blue

DUTCH BLUE

a vase of flowers
in shades and tints of dutch blue
tea cups and saucers

 

Broken String

BROKEN STRING

broken string, lonesome
another missing, not found
yearning harmony

 

End Of The Line

END OF THE LINE

gone to history
hard drives, letters, memories
twenty-three sets sail

 

County Road 59

COUNTY ROAD 59

along my journey
slash pines and palm trees reach out
in the morning fog

 

Silver Treasures

SILVER TREASURES

antique silverware
wrapped inside a baby’s bib
found when grandma died

 

Moonglow

MOONGLOW

the cloudy night sky
holds the soft glow of the moon
in graceful silence

 

Do Not Forget

DO NOT FORGET

true obedience
the ancient flag reminds us
past loss for peace now

 

Quiet Soul

QUIET SOUL

hurricane debris
there you were, starving skinny
precious friend, miss you

 

Mating Season

MATING SEASON

by the sea, they land
tiny feet grabbing shore sand
mating season clan

 

Unmerciful Sun

UNMERCIFUL SUN

a slow walk across
an unmerciful desert
broken heart journey

 

Son, Moon & Stars

SON, MOON & STARS

in my arms, you laid
your awesomeness consumed me
my son, moon, and stars

 

Curly Fries

CURLY FRIES

along the food line
bar-b-q and curly fries
in hot summer sun

 

Taco Cat

TACO CAT

look into my eyes
taco cat, spell it backward
look into my eyes

 

Nowhere

NOWHERE

along the roadside
a tattered sign to nowhere
pointing to the moon

 

Singing The Blues

SINGING THE BLUES

old oak died today
its pulse stopped as lightning struck
birds singing the blues

 

Meditative Cat

MEDITATIVE CAT

longer days of spring
sun rays, tall shadows, spellbound
meditative cat

 

Bronze Sunset

BRONZE SUNSET

bronze sunset begins
water ripples grow and fade
wings silently sleep

 

Just Because

JUST BECAUSE

looking through the lens
lovely young camellias
just because of you