A Novel Proposal

May we blend rhyme with

reason and have compassion

this harsh election season.






Road Signs

Right before the road curved,

the sky was filled with gold.

Although I couldn’t linger,

 that golden image could.

When I arrived home

I was rich with memory

of a golden moment

on life’s curving road.




A bit of blue peeks through 

a sky covered 

with slow-moving clouds

of dingy white and gray.

I catch a glimpse

of what lies beyond,

a constancy

that will see me through.



A Natural Nudge

Caught in an inner storm,

I almost didn’t see

the sun’s scattering of gold

among the swaying trees –

nature’s shimmering reminder

that there’s more to life than me.