Beneath The Mask

Beneath the mask of

civilization, the real

face resides.

                                                       JDG

Practice

Practice,

they say, and you’ll

develop endurance

and skill. They’re right, you know. I’ve got

whining down pat and complaining I can

now do non-stop. Others marvel

at my mastery. I

owe it all to

practice.

                                                                                                              JDG

Ignition

Morning sun on frost

covered hills adds some sparks to

a sputtering start.

                                                                               JDG

Unsought But Found

Something about a certain slant of light

stirs memories

unsought but

sadly

found.

                                                                                                                JDG

Viewfinder

We can focus on

the large surrounds of gray or

those few openings

where sun pours through or hold them

both in a much larger view.

                                                                                                      JDG

Depth Commentary

I don’t think she knew

my grandkids called me Gaba, but

after a session

where I talked much more than I

usually did, her

unconscious carefully wrote

out a check to Gabarant.

                                                                                          JDG

Overrode And Overwritten

Sometimes I feel like

I’m a character in someone

else’s novel. From

time to time the author lets

me shape the plot, but

just when I get things going

as I’d like, she throws

in an unexpected twist

just to see how I’ll react.

                                                                                       JDG