Riptide

Dream fluff shadows a thousandskin lathered summers,whispering sea spray, waxing ebb shine,an urge of fingers in hairand salt on tongues.Oh summer, bare your dreamson the wind,Crush on me again With partial help from The Oracle.

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20

The Body is LonelyCity lights shine outside the windows making an aural gleamabove my tree lined neighborhood. On nocturnal walks I search for Venus and Mars, marvel at The Seven Sisters when they allow a peek,map the moon’s walk across the sky,the chains of gravity holding down my feet.In late fall I set my alarm … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 15

Watching a Coral Reef on YouTube The cats and I are fascinated by stripes, speckles, electric blue & yellow, drifting orange, waving pearlescent white, golden dots, glowing eyes under rocks. We are voyeurs to underwater acrobatics, ballets of flipping fins, action chases in invisible undertows, the rhythmic pulse of ghostly tentacles. The cats twitch their … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 15

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 11

ParheliaHalos and sundogsBurst the light we seeDarkest reds, deepest violetsSomething breaking everythingIn between refraction, reflectionA wave, a boundary, a thin veilOf cirrus clouds sometimes present,Usually blueOutside the sunA shaft of light developesSlowly fallingThrough the air Again today I combined prompts from The Wombwell Rainbow and napowrimo.net. Thanks to artist Anjum Wasim Dar and Paul Brooks … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 11

NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 1

Spring ManifestoThrow back the covers, from your dark suspended purgatoryLift your heads, your entreating arms toward restorative medicineGentle breezes massage but strident winds strengthenEach day of your life willmadden or gladden.Embrace and endure, flora, fauna, human. Written for the Eckphrastic prompt courtesy of The Wombwell Rainbow, art by John Phandal Law. Thank you Paul and … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 1

Winter Wind

Winter wind —-Chases clouds across blue skyHowls at shivering palm trees ~~~ Inspired by this post about January winds on Naturalist Weekly, a wonderful blog that connects nature and poetry. *This is the palm tree that fell right behind my bedroom wall where I was sitting, during Hurricane Ida. Boom!