Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Traffic

Three miles in an
hour and a half --
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.