Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Traffic

Three miles in an
hour and a half --
bumper-to-bumper
interstate congestion and
stomach indigestion,
angry drivers with
hungry kids, no
exit in sight, and
no explanation.
Arrivals delayed;
hugs and hand-
shakes on hold;
dinners postponed.
It was easy to get
irritated and impatient,
until we saw
the white sheet
on the ground.
Suddenly, we were
thankful for the
fume-filled air that
we were breathing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

(the leaves mimicking)

the leaves mimicking
the sound of raindrops in the
wooded autumn hills

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

(The attention whore)

The attention whore
demands your intentness but
does not give you his.

Monday, October 31, 2016

(Even beautiful)

Even beautiful
people look ugly when they
are seized with a sneeze.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

(In my mind, you will)

In my mind, you will
always be 45, strong,
capable and kind.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

(clear blue sky)

clear blue sky
sun on my back
fresh breeze on my face

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Ladies’ Man

A man who champions women
is more "man"
than any macho man
or boardroom bully.

Such a man is
strong and confident
in his manhood,
not fearful and insecure
about his place in the world.

With gratitude to Robert McCurley for the perfect title