Winter Memories (Poem)

a brisk
white
branch

wind
rosy cheeks
wet

chocolate
in a warm
glass

2005

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

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The Stream That Ran A Mountain (Poem)

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shows his face
chasing all the
darkness away

flowers turn with their
petals to see
letting all the rays
bath them completely

even the wind holds
onto her breath
not wanting to spoil
the magic in the forest

only this stream
continues to play
washing down the
mountains far away

morning light warms
up the clouds above
making rain drops
to fall down in love

filling same stream
clear to its bank
digging up roots so
they reach out again

2006 (revised 2018)

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

 

Leprechaun’s Gold (Poem)

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Let’s turn a new leaf
And steal what’s underneath
For no reason we claim
This land for our own

Polishing diamonds all our lives
‘til the blood really starts to shine
Humanity’s curse never gets old
Forever turning greedy hearts cold

Let’s harvest from the sea
About a billion barrels deep
Not like anything ever
Called these coral reefs home

We’re hunting plunder ‘til we find
All those pretty treasures that we like
But was it worth selling our soul
To enjoy a few bags of leprechaun’s gold

2018

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