farmhouse by the side of the road
dogs loved and lost
sumac fading to rose
where have you been?
what have you been told?
a warm rain dribbles on my mountain pained skin
alerting me…simplicity must come around again
there has been no shame to the backroads, traveled from within
lost in the wandering towards autumn’s color
reminds me of the hot touch of sun on cotton
have I traveled so far that there maybe a rejection of nature’s law
or, is there possibility that I can wait until spring’s thaw?
Little hut in the snow…made from wood and all her vices.
I zip up close to the vest…
Only when it is time to leave.
Of the earth…my door of entry requires less shelter from the weather.
A warm hearth draws me near.
Breaking the back of pavement…I am back on the beat
Neon walks in as intruder.
Ready to confiscate my light.
Doorways to peep shows whistle out misdeeds.
Hunched away from wordy words…there is not much to be said, when the city is out on display.
The clouds move so swiftly among tall buildings…
It is hard to keep up.
Yet, I do not hurry.
My only harried pace is back to the wooden hut.
So many shapes, sizes.
Some oblique and detractors.
Some manic from nearing disaster.
Time is aging…rounding off jagged points of view.
Time has become minimal.
Urging my black and white mind with visions basic and new.
Restraint by a shaft of evidence.
Not conclusive to ideals.
A melancholy orange…peeled.
Is it vanity that brings me here?
For every indulgence that tells me, no.
For all the voices that fill an empty village and clutter the soul.
In the belly below a need arises from reflective window.
Such visions of clarity when I ‘cannot see myself as others do.’
Just snippets of what I used to do.
Sketched among the floundering breeze.
Simple recollections not made to appease.
Mulling things over.
Not something I am known for.
But fortunate me.
I haven’t far to go to find basic reverie.
Fur lined logs.
One size, does not fit all.
Plodding about in myths of greener pastures.
Happily unaware of the here…and, hereafter.