“Through Your Eyes”

Through clouded night I see the tree hazy, but surely, it’s not as before. Its twisted rolling bark and thinning leaves are new to me. The multi-hued lovely leaves seem dimmer and colorless in this light. What one was tall is small and shrunken. How so suddenly the image erodes the luster leaves.  yet, I’ll […]

“the Rose”

The rose long since bloomed, droops wearily in a desert of hope swaying in the wind no longer proud or caring; Hoping once more for the rain to bring back the bloom. petals dry and fragile hang tentatively to the vine, roots unmoving; it waits – to no avail. Once it rained a second time, […]

“The Puzzle”

the old man pieced the puzzle together himself day by day, moment by moment until all the pieces fit but him. The train filled up slowly til all the seats were taken. When he tried to board the conductor said simply, “We’re full.” and the train left without him.  Flying standby at the airport all […]

“Beautiful Dream” (poem)

She walked quietly into the dimly lit area of the library and walked to him purposefully. he looked up from the book on the low table in front of him, surprised to see her there. She carefully moved the book and notebook, and sat on the table in front of him, their knees touched She […]

“Summer Class”

  Hot muggy ugly syrupy sticky July day. “Humidity so thick you could cut through it.” Too good a line not to steal. Pontoons like silver fish glide through Blackhawk Lake My wife without me rides the wave Tall, skinny blond girl dives gracefully into the cool, smooth blue swimming pool without me. Lance serves […]

“Jaylie Jane” (poem)

Jaylie is my oldest granddaughter.   Her mother’s name is Jennifer Jane, thus they are JJ although we seldom call either of them that.   JJ 2 Deja vu Skinny little blond girl, playing in the yard. Differences abound this time around Papa not dad; not the same “Why” is replaced by “why not” Praise […]

“The Beautiful Dream” (poem)

She walked quietly into the dimly lit area of library and walked to him purposefully. He looked up from the book on the low table in front of him, surprised to see her there. She carefully moved the book and notebook, and sat on the table in front of him, their knees touching, She looked […]

“The Big Red Brick Building” (poem)

  The big red brick building swallows children whole, day after day, and they all taste the same.  The big red brick factory shoots the children screaming down the assembly line, forcing them into the same shape painting them the same color, sewing their mouths shut, their eyes closed, adding computer monitors, so all will […]

“Fashion Tips for Men”

Fashion tips for men…. or Honey, is this shirt in the hamper clean         m       Wen the topic of men’s fashion comes up everyone turns to me, because of my good fashion sense my eclectic taste and style, and the fact that most guys have fled the room at […]

“Love and Night” (poem)

If it were never night would I still feel this way feeling feelings that seldom see the light of day.   Remembering remembering all I don’t want to remember  loving loves I should forget: thought I had.  alone alone with the clock ticking and the dog licking his paws with no care other than that itch. […]