December Thaw

December Thaw

“Watch, wait, write” Sherry Simpson “Be astonished!” Mary Oliver And so it was that I walked out to the Boy Scout beach at Eagle River during a rare December thaw, prepared to be astonished. And as this photo shows, frozen rain drops reflecting...
Dear Cello

Dear Cello

Dear Cello, Your beauty bewilders. Such grace and poise carved from a tree. Tchaikovsky and Mozart wait beneath your spruce belly. You need only the pull of a horsehair bow or the pluck of a finger to release sonatas, suites, rhapsodies, concertos. I carefully draw a...
Birdie

Birdie

It was a home birth In a big hot tub. She slid into warm water in the middle of the living room. Her brother and sister watched the miracle. As she took her first breath A bird flew through an open window right over the new baby. Sister Luna, age three, Shouted...
Desert Escape

Desert Escape

Morning doves Sing me into the day. I walk early Before a punishing sun Sends me searching for shade. Late blooming cactus Catches my eye. Her red orange blossoms Defying the heat. Buttery yellow stamens Beckon buzzing bees. Clouds gather bringing Breezes and relief....
Cable Guy

Cable Guy

“Mornin’ ma’am.” “Hi.” How long will this take?” “Just five minutes to hook up the modem” “Ok, could you please wear a mask?” “Honey, don’t you worry, I’m as healthy as a horse!”...