Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sun Spots

In empty spots I
planted sunflowers

their faces will bring

vigor to vegetables
birds to their bugs
grins to our guests

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Climate Change

some said too late
so concentrate on now

they named as fools
a few who brewed hope

and drove as fast as they could
into the sunset

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Highest Bidders

Five couples who won
battered spouse auction
gathered in the woods

to taste old bourbons
and dine on wild game

for starters they tried
turkey, dove, pigeon
poppers, grouse pate,

obstetrician stut-
stuttered g-g-girl,
o-oops, n-n-no
a b-boy, ahoy

smoked trout dip, curried
bear meatballs, sausage
bits of cured bambi

five-year old watched new
mom puke in bathroom,
hands on hips, we're not
pregnant again, eh?

coconut quail soup
hare cacciatore
marinated bear
soy deer tenderloin

in old school barracks
big college bully
swashbuckled loser
roommate testified

road asparagus
cheesy polenta
walnut sugar crisps
wineberry pastry
bye blackberry pie

then the bidding stopped
with fireworks capping
a wild night dining

Friday, May 5, 2017

Too Much at Once

so much for
gentle rain
we awoke

yard a pond
even the
onion sets
had wet feet

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sleeping on a Porch

two getting oldsters
in a trundle bed
listen to noisy
neighbors playing wings

on legs, mating calls,
cat whines, bleats of lambs,
creek running nonstop,
not quiet, though peaceful

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Road/Trail Sounds


ambulance singing
like a giant pileated
woodpecker swoops
across my running path

squirrel steps big
through last fall's leaves,
whoop, whoop, big red
bird, no bear or coyote

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Border Control

Stretched wires today
bracing for a fence

sprouts may wonder
what the posts are for

soon they may feel
         or boxed in

Monday, May 1, 2017


this morning
  something RED

drew my eye
  a strange tent

i pictured
  trash and turds

  evil thoughts

  spotted an


stashed behind
  our boat deck

hid 'em both
  and waited

think he might
  ask next time

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Watch the tip
of his baton

he sharpens it

Saturday, April 29, 2017


one place where
black and white

get along

Thursday, April 27, 2017


I've been mulching
and munching, can't stop
each one seems to
cancel out the other

except when it rains
I run and munch.