Morning with His Birds

Bird sounds are story News of the hours coming forth Rhythms, schisms Songs of belonging Sailing From tree tops to bus stops Some so sweet Their honey-dipped tweets Others with purpose Repeating As their tiny hearts beat A message burning their beaks They have no choice but to speak Together in nature This flying body … Continue reading Morning with His Birds

His Light on a Tree

Like fire emboldens His light awakens Tired, crusty bug-eaten branches Searching for their next rations Been dry for weeks The puddles fill with mud and sleep But oh ... On this eve of Sabbath Jesus makes a straight path To heaven's reserve Manna for trees trapped by a curb Though their roots are hindered by … Continue reading His Light on a Tree

We are Woven

A warm breeze Fragrant air Gently moving my hair Tall tulips speak in bold pink An old tree looms over head Cracks in his bark Legacy unsaid A bunny nose twitches to and fro Spying movement from the side They don't see well what's right in front. They learn because they tried. God prepares the … Continue reading We are Woven

One More Day ’til Spring

One day til Spring The feet of a songbird Grasp the bare basin Seeking fresh water The glimmer of sun Catches her eye She can't see in front Only to the side Chirping Where are the others? Those thirsty and dry? Alone with nothing, she sighs She hops down Into damp dirt A puddle where … Continue reading One More Day ’til Spring

Post Snow

A graveyard of sticks after the snow Some walks unshoveled leaving question of where to go Frigid lines, icy and stiff Pine needles … cold but close enough to sniff Winter decreases motivation The loss of color, an abomination Yet there is bright Snow-capped lantern day or night Ahh yes, we are not alone Though … Continue reading Post Snow

And the Rain Comes

What can we learn from the rain? Pelting the ground Puddles deepening Gutters need sweeping What can we learn from the rain? Its pitting Hitting tough spots Even flooding What can we learn from the rain? Is it possible to drown in pain? Never letting go Guilt should be done and over What can we … Continue reading And the Rain Comes

Autumn’s Song

An Autumnal hymn Suspends A morning chill Not frigid Invigorates At the earlier break Of dawn Mother deer Lead their fawn To the berries at forest's edge Squirrels stuff their cheeks As they reach for more Tentative Yet An ever slight increase Seasonal momentum Leaves fallen So brittle Disintegrate Beneath your feet The night today … Continue reading Autumn’s Song