Thursday, June 30, 2011

Alien Fish

Sunset gives the clouds a pink outline.
Shapes appear wherever you look.
This one has the head of a fish and the body of a bird.
Wait... it doesn't have any legs. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One and a Half Inch Delight.

Scarlet scales with creamy dots in the middle.
A sweet savory swirl of flavor.
Juicy tender meats.
Your finger gets pink just by touching it.
This is a true strawberry.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


4:49 in the afternoon
and I've barely done anything today.
Mostly I've just read a book.
About an inch to be precise.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mr. Frog

Two days ago.
On a road trip. 
We stop at a restroom.
I wash my hands in the sink.
A frog pokes his head out of the overflow drain.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Deceiving Berry

Out in the garden
I look around surveying my domain
of sprouts, weeds, worms,
and other garden life forms.
My gaze jerks to a standstill. 
I stare intently, 
I pounce on and pluck a deliciously red strawberry.
Turning it over, inspecting it,
 I find that it's white on one side.
Oh well I say and plop the tart berry in my mouth.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An Afternoon Stroll... or Not.

Walking with my family
down our long driveway
skipping along speedily.
Leap over a puddle.
Dash to the next one.
Screech to a halt -
this one is WAY too big.

The Mighty Jungle Cat

There is a mighty jungle cat,
prowling through tall grasses 
now he's dashing up a tree
giving it long gashes,
no that isn't quite the truth 
not that I mean to lie 
but it is just my brothers cat 
chasing a magpie.