Autumn Shift

A yellow leaf drifts

slowly to the ground

as a mourning dove

flies upward to the trees –

a moving passage.

.                                      JDG


I thought I heard the trees

whispering among themselves:

“What humans really need

is a vaccine

for stupidity.”



Before I occupied my body

and watched that jeweled hummingbird

bury himself in a small blue blossom,

I was off somewhere,

lost in a cloud of concern.


Number One

A stranger went out of his way

to help me today.


his name was Adam –

a contemporary first man.