Oyster Boats

OYSTER BOAT, APALACHICOLA

as sunset arrives
oyster boats return to dock
rocking in the bay

Cecil Farmhouse

CECIL FARMHOUSE

near a bustling pike
under a veil of neglect
a farmhouse survives

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

Resilience

RESILIENCE

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

 

Simple And Pure

SIMPLE AND PURE

designing basics
circle, square, the triangle’s lure
shapes simple and pure

 

Rosie

ROSIE

pregnant rosie dines
nature’s secret in her eyes
life’s cycle unwinds

 

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

 

Lone Pine

LONE PINE

by the water’s edge
a stroke of loneliness hits
a small pine drowning

 

Southern Gothic II

SOUTHERN GOTHIC II

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

Gently Guide

GENTLY GUIDE

lotus petals bloom
buddha’s teachings gently guide
peace flows from within

 

Curly Goose Feathers

CURLY GOOSE FEATHERS

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

 

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

 

Tire Chick

TIRE CHICK

tire chick’s proud workplace
painted old tires stacked in place
sun hat, tweety face

 

Nautilus #2

NAUTILUS #2

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

 

Empty Storefront

EMPTY STOREFRONT

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

 

The First Mystery

THE FIRST MYSTERY

which came first they ask
chicken or egg, a debate
nature’s mystery

 

Curtsy

CURTSY

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

 

Tulips In Monotones

TULIPS IN MONOTONES

soft petals unveil
tones and shades with dots of black
monotone tulips

 

Sitting Big

SITTING BIG

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

 

Angel Of The Coast

ANGEL OF THE COAST

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

 

Dutch Blue

DUTCH BLUE

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

 

County Road 59

COUNTY ROAD 59

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

 

Moonglow

MOONGLOW

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

 

Silk & Cedar

SILK & CEDAR

she’s imagining
silk strings and dark warm cedar
conversing through song

 

Enchanting Moments

ENCHANTING MOMENTS

day surrenders night
and above a calming sea
the full moon shines bright

 

House Cat

HOUSE CAT

curiosity
elegant agility
life as a house cat

 

Web Space

WEB SPACE

a scaffold building
spider orbits his web space
this autumn evening

 

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

 

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

 

Little Finch

LITTLE FINCH

little finch watches
all day from the birdhouse roof
parking lot people

 

Watercolor

WATERCOLOR

flex, turn, tilt; color
moving at the speed of light
through my water glass

 

Princess Chicken

PRINCESS CHICKEN

please do not stir fry
or serve sliced and diced with rice
Princess prefers life

 

A Lonesome City

A LONESOME CITY

drifting clouds descend
a quiet lonesome city
empty brick boxes

 

Pleased To Meet You

PLEASED TO MEET YOU

springtime bouquet with,
‘pleased to meet you’ sunflowers
life’s joys in a vase

 

Bronze Sunset

BRONZE SUNSET

bronze sunset begins
water ripples grow and fade
wings silently sleep

 

Simpler Days

SIMPLER DAYS

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

 

Look-in & Gaze-in

LOOK-IN & GAZE-IN

look-in and gaze-in
a-wait-in for the next urge
‘tween must-have cat naps

 

House On A Hill

HOUSE ON A HILL

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

 

Peace Of Mind

PEACE OF MIND

the colors of faith
casting hints, tints, tones, and hues
on the believers

 

Sailing

SAILING

like a sailing ship
on a vast and changing sea
so too is my life

 

Spiral Staircase

SPIRAL STAIRCASE

a spiral staircase
in a shell, in the cosmos
divine calculus