Friday, September 25, 2015

Golden-winged; setting up

golden-winged
a small bird skims
the ocean,
dipping into the blue
for bits of sustenance

~ Southern Caribbean Sea

setting up
for a Sunday jazz brunch
in the park—
overhead, the notes
of wild parakeets

~ Ft Lauderdale, Florida
—both in Atlas Poetica, #22, Summer 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The tree man

the tree man
identifies our sapling . . .
walnut
an exotic word                             
amid these oaks and pines

Atlas Poetica, #22, Summer 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

More timid

more timid
about the cold water
in this lagoon
than mingling with stingrays,
velvet against my skin

Atlas Poetica, #22, Summer 2015