Friday, April 13, 2018

Maybe Tomorrow


Last night’s snowfall disappeared slowly, struck by the shallow sunshine falling from between the gray cloudy masses sailing slowly above
Swirling cold seeps in the open window bringing a frigid freshness unlike the spring sunshine from yesterday
The stripes mounted on the front porch billow flutter n fly constantly, eventually wrapping the pole only to be unwound and forced to repeat their spinning dance
The cold and the darkening gray and the constant flapping mix with a decades old playlist murmuring in the background, masking its intent
The muted daylight begins to die forcing the sky to shades of blurred gray n muted blackish blues signaling the end of the day which seemingly never really started
Wandering the inside shadows without direction finally reaching the comfort of flannel and quilting and burrowing deep beneath them
Maybe tomorrow will fulfill the hope of a warm bright start followed by hours of accomplishments and successes, maybe tomorrow…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Simple Spring Storm


An urge to step out into the night
Watching lace curtains of crystals fall through the street light
Beginning to wrap the tops of the spider leg branches
Covering the walkway with a wet sheen reflecting the glow

Hiding in the dark void, a comforter of white billows over the ground
Adding scattered starry sparkles that have fallen from above
The thin opening in the front window pulls cool breezes inside
To the accompaniment of an occasional slushy traveler on the street
Not the harshness of winter’s voice and frigid wrap
Just a simple spring storm, led by gentle drops that became crystal wings
Spinning toward the ground beneath the black gray abyss above.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dusk Approaches

Cool grays own the sky now, replacing the brilliance and deep blue of the day,
Dusk approaches, drifting on the light breeze whispering through the leaves,
The delicate aroma of rain floats in the open windows as a stillness grasps the neighborhood,
Out on the front porch the cool gentle caresses of air drive away the day’s sticky grit,
Spent stems of last week’s bright colors bend to the delicate gusts as a tranquil volley of rain drops begin,
Not the harsh rush of other storms, unannounced by tirades of thunder and jagged light
A simple, placid, serene descent envelopes the front yard,
Slowly working its way to the earth only to disappear - leaving not a trace,
As the perfume of damp earth and concrete begin to permeate the air it comes to a close,
Now just the cool breeze and the darkening skies hint at this day’s end,
Subtle grays give way to light oranges and reds and pastel pinks thrown from the western horizon across the sky,
Let me revel in this moment, let me carry it with me for just a short while, let it become my memory of this day,
Ending in solace and contentment, far from its stress and distress, a smile, relief as the sun dips slowly behind the mountains..