Empty Mansion

EMPTY MANSION

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

Marshlands

MARSHLANDS

in murky marshlands
gators grin, birds take their stand
hello, mud and land

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

 

Topless In Town

TOPLESS IN TOWN

roofless hut finds grace
apalachicola town
palm trees and sunshine

 

Wheels Of Freedom

WHEELS OF FREEDOM

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

 

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

 

Mailbox Memories

MAILBOX MEMORIES

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

 

The Lighthouse

THE LIGHTHOUSE

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

 

Skylight

SKYLIGHT

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

 

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

 

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

 

Simpler Days

SIMPLER DAYS

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

 

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

 

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