Monday, October 19, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 -- Halloween in Covid Time

There was a time,

As darkness fell

And an orange moon rose,

That miniature goblins filled the streets.

Creeping from house to house,

Banging on doors,

Demanding treats.

Now they visit well-spaced trunks

Or neighbors using grabber arms

That drop wrapped candies

Into distanced bags.

Halloween in Covid time.



Monday, September 14, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 -- Hope Rises Out of Devastation

 These poems are dedicated to all my family and friends affected by the wildfires burning throughout California, Oregon and Washington. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Today the sky turned red

Red as our tractor

Red as our old barn

Sprinklers raining wet hope

Wet as falling tears

Wet as sweaty brows

As we pick, pack, get ready

Truck standing ready

Crated pets ready

Knowing our best option

Might mean losing to survive




Hungry flames feasting

Nothing left but smoke and ash

Sad burnt offerings


Then hope burns brighter

Looking past devastation

Rebuild is our cry




Wednesday, August 5, 2020

AUGUST 2020 -- Acrostic Reflections on Current Events


                          Holding to a mindset that perceives


                          Anything different with suspicion and distrust


                          Thinking that resists other opinions or change


                          Refusing to be open to finding common ground


                              Eager to retain “this is how it’s always been”


                              Denying to the end their world view is small




         Hate punctured will Leak

         All that vitriol draining Out 

         Transfusion opens a new Vein

         Enabling a healthier Emotion