The seed unfurling
like a flag flown at half-mast
or a fist unclenched —
then, the stem broke through the dirt
into light; choosing to live…


Dancing For The Fiddler

At times rain creates vision confusion;
sunlight dancing in those drops – illusion.
The screech of a Blue Jay can irritate,
but its melodic “tune” will set you straight.
Invasion of the Crows will instigate
the great wrath of the Mockingbirds; it’s fate.
This tough old cat is full of bitter scorn,
but a kitten heals this tom’s heart – love’s born.
(Based on a true story)
Their fledglings threatened an insurrection;
madly chirping for quick food “collection.”