Delay of Autumn

a free verse poem of the season Image by Gerald Friedrich from Pixabay Delay of Autumn The Autumn wreath with plastic applesaged pine conesresides in closeted bin Temperatures dipdays shortensignaling yellows, deep reds, bursts of orangethe ushering in ofpumpkin — everythingnot this year the corn has been cuthusk-less stalks, sparse, driedscatter the field in muted … Continue reading Delay of Autumn

Nectar Dreams

a poem about the tiny creatures we often miss Honey Bee ( Nectar Dreams Walking sticks, June bugs,Bumble bee, Wooly Bearsall came out to playand when the streetlights at last were litthe fireflies lit the way.The June bugs, in droves,in whispering swarmsslapped against our chestsemerald green-backed and shining,the airborne jewels in summer vests. Where have all … Continue reading Nectar Dreams

Seed to Earth–an Environmental Poem

a poem of life Fruit trees drop them one, two, three…we twist some free.Flesh-juice skinned; we wipe the sugarydribble from our chins. Time melts flesh from the fallen in weathered decay,seed to earth to green in the floweringseasonal swing of thingslife continues still. Pine trees drop them one, two three…serotinous and resin-rich, pregnant with … Continue reading Seed to Earth–an Environmental Poem