Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sprinkled Powder Sugar

white cold mountains
the chickadees came down
for bird seed and warmth

backyard pine and aspen
now full of mountain bird calls
fight with the sparrows

looks like God
sprinkled powder sugar
on the mountains

its hard to
drive to work
when the seasons change

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fat White Snowflakes

puffy white snowflakes
falling outside my window
still golden leaf trees

blue hand knitted hat
covered in fat white snowflakes
my run to the car

as snowflakes melt on
my wool coat, I notice a
new shade of gray sky

Monday, October 26, 2009


wind howls outside door
wrapped in warm blankets, I'm sick
pills litter the room

I had swine flu.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sparkling Gem

through the pine branches
is a sparkling orange gem
floating on red river

sliver of orange glow
between the puffy dull clouds
and the dark mesa

painting the landscape
the sun an adroit artist
magical pink light

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Against the Fiery Red

day painted blue
against the fiery red
tall dark shadow grips


gloomy clouds
spent the night
more rain today

droplets of water
cling to the tips
on the yucca plant

more yellow leaves
fall off the cold trees
into new puddles

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


There is quit a thunder storm outside my window at work right now. "Blitz" is the German word for lightning, but in English it refers to a military invasion, most likely derived from WWII. So I combined the German and English meanings.

blitz blazes through sky
heavy rain falls like arrows
from fat gray generals

october raindrops
stick lazily on window
gray light fills the room

Wandering Around Watermelon

back stretch
watermelon peak
and dog

spots blur
through the juniper
tail wags happy

sun-kissed horizon
the mountains glow red
hike home in the dark

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Two Missed Calls

two missed october calls
an old voice mail from march
your voice on my

rainy texas breeze
dark clouds swallow the sunshine
mud on these truck tires

blanket of rain made
the cowboy run to his truck
palms laugh in the wind

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bad Day!

water exploded
out of cup in my anger
lemons on the floor

wish i could cross
those burned bridges
leading to friends

deep sadness
and don't
know why

no one
to talk to

i miss you caring
about me when no one else
cares at all, lonely

i texted
my ex

ocean of sadness
clouds cry
lost in a big storm

Warm Cinnamon, Cold Days

crowded pine branches
do not sing like the fresh spring
but wait for fall seed

warm cinnamon rolls
baked from scratch
on a cold october day

sky filled
with five hundred
bright balloons

coco in one hand
green chili burrito in
other, balloon sky

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yellow Leaves

door blown open
in the middle of sleep
cold october wind

the aspen trees
on my mountain
just turned yellow

from my balcony
beautiful sandia peak
a cold wind blows

small bird
blown out of pine tree
outside work window

coat worn
first time
since spring