Thursday, November 30, 2017

dVerse/A Cloud of Ash Drifts Over Bali II -- 2017 Chapbook Challenge November: Day 30 Back in the Day

A Cloud of Ash Drifts Over Bali  II
The weather report predicts
A dry and warm winter
Each day the sun rises
Each day there is no change
The trees are bare
The grasses golden
Slipping toward brown
Winter white brings transformation
Sun everyday does not a winter make
I wonder am I stranded in another land
Or is this the new normal
A warm winter seems to be without event
Report just in
Volcano erupts
Flights cancelled

Thick cloud of ash drifts over Bali


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Back in The Day
Back in the day
A beach bum of sorts
My gear strapped to my back
The sun hot on my skin
Scan the beach
A sand crab hurries home
Waves come ashore
Rearrange shells at water’s edge
End of day
Wave goodbye to the gulls
Trudge down the beach
Return to the waiting boat

November  30, 2017






Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Poets United Midweek Motif/We Traveled Far To Gather The Bittersweet

We Traveled Far To Gather The Bittersweet

we journeyed far          to gather the bittersweet            prized for its orange berries     

marked the season        highlighted the table                 an autumn tradition

patchwork of blue        when i think of you                  your return so sweet

a bittersweet time         it was the spring of the year      a time of butterflies 

    

and honeysuckle          i lowered the blinds                 adjusted the light in your room

i remained by your bed    watched the monitors           your heartbeat steady 

you slept peacefully      you held my hand                    tight in yours’s

the time was short        yet the hours crept by slowly            i was helpless



you disappeared           in the early morning                 the chamber empty

i wanted to scream       i wanted to run                         instead/ paid the cabby

caught the flight           laid over in denver                   returned home

November 30, 2017                                       


            

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