Number One

A stranger went out of his way

to help me today.

Interestingly,

his name was Adam –

a contemporary first man.

                                                      JDG

Please

Lying there 

on the crisp white sheet,

the poem silently pleads,

“Come fill me with your breath.

I’m lying here, alone, unread.”

                                                JDG

Early Show

Leaping from rail

to branch to trunk,

squirrels perform

their acrobatic routine.

The jays are not impressed.

                                            JDG

 

So Close

After endless days

of heat and rain

come cooler days 

and smiling sun.

Fall’s around the bend.

                                       JDG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Layers Within

Within each of us

lies layers of lead

 and layers of gold

Let’s acknowledge the lead

and mine the gold.

                                               JDG