Even Birds Have Their Limits

It might be hunger

or pure cussedness that drives

that squirrel to dangle

and try to reach their treat, but

those birds dive and say, “No way!”. 


Caution: Speed Trap Ahead

If you don’t dot each 

and every “i”, the police

of punctuation

will charge you with negligence

or maybe reckless writing.



Pants To Fill

With each passing year

I hope to become more like

the jeans I love to

wear – comfortable, long lasting,

and well, but gently, worn.


The Siren Calls

Our ever-present

cell phones connect us to what’s

not here, allow us

to escape the tedium

and wonder of the moment.


Nature Whispers

If we let in warmth

and light, frozen minds could thaw

and icy hearts melt.

Informed compassion could flow,

rivers of connection form.


At Least For Now

Sitting in silence,

I wait for inspiration 

to come, but after

awhile I’m forced to see

she wants nothing of me.


Where Choice Lies

Outside things are slowed

as the falling snow blankets

the landscape in white.

What we do with the inscape

is completely up to us.