Friday, June 26, 2015

This Blank Page

Hoe to get through
each day a hazard

Where have we come
in sixty years

Beauty and Beast

I am lovely and kind
though I don’t always
have the best thoughts

Dragon love scares me
Alpha invader attacks me
takes over my life

Everyday is a challenge
to find freedom from
numerous onslaughts

It is time to give it up
how much can one do
to stave off the misery

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Last Rays

Great Blue
over the roof
gold glides

I’ve never been stuck in this room before!

Slats closed against setting sun
sun still steels through everything
the heat’s on, the shadows cooling
now its pinking down
soft and gentle

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Sky

So many layers
I observe from
morning through
afternoon, evening
into night

Now night the sky
so many layers
ink and clouds
catching white
it moves the sky


I weed through the day
pulling away unwanted thistles
that stick to my clothes
I love to garden

I weed away mellow
in my pursuit to tug
unwanted offenders
that crop up everywhere

They are takeovers
our prized plants choked
I feel like a slum lord

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Crisis 350

Once called global warming
now the moniker is climate change
whatever the name it forebodes badly

Too much C02 in the atmosphere
350 parts per million is optimum
400ppm is what we have now

severe climactic events abound
around the world we must stop
burning fossil fuels to  survive

The industries only want to keep on
producing toxic levels of carbons
it is their easiest profit margins

We are melting, seas rising 
storms the like of which we’ve seen
storms like we’ve never seen before

Take up the cudgel world, we MUST END
this severe threat to life as we know it
a threat that could end all life

In honor of Bill McKibben