Banking On Nostalgia

BANKING ON NOSTALGIA

cashier’s cottage
drive-thru banking parks the car
retired piggy bank

 

One-Room Schoolhouse 1907

ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE 1907

swaying moss-draped trees
the distant cries of seagulls
one-room schoolhouse stands

 

Shade Barn

SHADE BARN

weathered wooden planks
monument to days of old
a slow memory

 

Sunnyside Down

SUNNYSIDE DOWN

the sun descending
casting shadows long and vast
on sunnyside’s past

 

Picnic Shade

PICNIC SHADE

the pines lullaby
soft and low, a picnic shade
bathed in sunset’s glow

 

Where Memory Landed

WHERE MEMORY LANDED

light’s silent embrace
a time-suspended moment
etched in memory

 

Mariner’s Fill Station

MARINER'S FILL STATION

the breeze tastes of salt
relics are its rusted pumps
the mariner’s fill

 

Mama Was A Beauty Queen

MAMA WAS A BEAUTY QUEEN

an old photograph
of mama as beauty queen
good genes, pretty eyes

 

Roadside Treasure

ROADSIDE TREASURE

roadside tables wait
sea’s melody fills the air
forgotten coast calls

 

Topless In Town

TOPLESS IN TOWN

roofless hut finds grace
apalachicola town
palm trees and sunshine

 

Twilight’s Embrace

TWILIGHT'S EMBRACE

in purple-pink hues
sunset’s brush of brilliance glows
embracing twilight

 

Wheels Of Freedom

WHEELS OF FREEDOM

wainwrights shaped the past
a war for independence
freedom drove wood wheels

 

Church Of The Mediator

CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR

meeting place for grace
an inclusive sacred space
love in uppercase

 

The Town That Time Forgot

THE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT

weathered barn stands tall
coca-cola sign, a charm
modern days of past

 

Roosters For Sale

ROOSTERS FOR SALE

feathers bright and bold
roosters for sale, stories told
cock-a-doodle-doo

 

Southern Gothic II

SOUTHERN GOTHIC II

whispering oak trees
shadows dance ‘neath worn porch boards
southern secrets sleep

On Taylor Road

ON TAYLOR ROAD

sharecropper cabin
time’s touch etched on every plank
whispers of the past

 

Feet In The Sand

FEET IN THE SAND

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

 

Empty Storefront

EMPTY STOREFRONT

paths left behind fade
silent phones and empty chairs
new roads to be paved

 

Empty Picnic Table

EMPTY PICNIC TABLE

a beach ball memoir
hot dogs, potato salad
flip flops in the sand

 

Mailbox Memories

MAILBOX MEMORIES

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

 

Angel Of The Coast

ANGEL OF THE COAST

built only to serve
not just stone, metal and glass
angel of the coast

 

The Lighthouse

THE LIGHTHOUSE

turning of the light
night sky above, sun below
the lighthouse endures

 

Sundown’s Beautiful Light

SUNDOWN'S BEAUTIFUL LIGHT

the color of your
love, like sundown’s beautiful
light, sunshine and bliss

 

Desert Town Hero

Water Tower

old water tower
humpty dumpty with a hat
desert town hero

 

Happy New Year 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023

calm along the coast
greetings from north florida
happy new year all

 

Dark Forest Path

DARK FOREST PATH

bright orange sunset
keeps me wandering along
the dark forest path

 

The Halloween Tree

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

shadows walk the wall
falling leaves prowl the sunlight
the halloween tree

 

Encountering Grace

ENCOUNTERING GRACE

a magical path
hidden from a restless world
encountering grace

 

Skylight

SKYLIGHT

high above the ground
a window and feathered nest
facing sky and sea

 

Ocean Bay Watchtower

OCEAN BAY WATCHTOWER

where ocean bay meets
alligators and egrets
dragonflies buzz by

 

Do Not Forget

DO NOT FORGET

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

 

Rusty Trucks

RUSTY TRUCKS

sun on rusty trucks
silently recalling those
happy bygone days

 

Sopchoppy Florida

SOPCHOPPY, FLORIDA

awakened by sound
from worm grunting festival
life as fishing bait

 

Restoration Play

RESTORATION PLAY

downtown theatre
performs restoration play
true life center stage

 

Circling Around

CIRCLING AROUND

circling around, i
eagle, tornado, or song
circling around me

 

Curly Fries

CURLY FRIES

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

 

Tiny House

TINY HOUSE

if not woodpecker
tapping on old oak, no sound
at the tiny house

 

Sweet Greetings

SWEET GREETINGS

morning walk enjoyed
with sweet greetings from graceful
baby deer and mom

 

Early Morning Blue

EARLY MORNNG BLUE

early morning blue
sky’s wispy breaths of fresh air
lingers on the pond

 

Meeting Of The Minds

MEETING OF THE MINDS

meeting of the minds
two heads are better than one
or a lot of bull

 

Taffeta Dresses

TAFFETA DRESSES

taffeta dresses
satin shoes, hairdos up high
life as a princess

 

Heartbreak Hotel

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

rooms available
where you do not want to be
the heartbreak hotel

 

A Lonesome City

A LONESOME CITY

drifting clouds descend
a quiet lonesome city
empty brick boxes

 

Simpler Days

SIMPLER DAYS

lens and pen artists
who’d grown to become mothers
simpler days held close

 

Walking In The Rain

WALKING IN THE RAIN

brightly lit Times Square
shiny sidewalks everywhere
rain, rain in the air

 

Passion

PASSION

give me winter shores
and a passionate lover
walking hand in hand

 

Drifting Iceberg

DRIFTING ICEBERG

from glacial shore stance
watching a drifting iceberg
float past frozen toes

 

House On A Hill

HOUSE ON A HILL

in Colorado
on a steep sloping hill stands
a world of comfort

 

Southern Gothic

SOUTHERN GOTHIC

echoes from geckos
revivals, southern bibles
overgrown tombstones

 

Satellite Inn

SATELLITE INN

high-speed internet
for wandering satellites
refuge from the road

 

Empty Porch Chair

EMPTY PORCH CHAIR

the old windmill spins
as howling westwinds rush by
an empty porch chair

 

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