Thursday, October 18, 2012

a week's worth

october 12th
cold wet hands fall from
 storms winds, slapping night with our
first brisk evening

october 13th
a bird's song, nature's
gentle melody, whistles
warmth at starlight

october 14th
west of ocean winds
calm seas and hot sands hide from
changing seasons

october 15th
golden autumn sun
sneaks though oaks, pines, recalling
outdoor nostalgia

october 16th
sunken old shorelines --
fall's low, low tides reveal
their hidden treasures

october 17th
wrinkly, worn-out soles
embrace the barefoot comfort
of grassy backyards

october 18th
desert dryness sweeps
the already dead landscape
blowing heat offshore

Friday, October 12, 2012

We lost a good friend this weekend...

You brought flavor and spunk to so many lives. In their time of need, you were able to help those on the brink of sleep deprivation or those with an extreme lack of sobriety. When I held you in my hands, my fingers wrapped around your handle for the last time, I felt your intentions so pure and simple...that's when you fell, committing suicide on Jimmy's floor - sacrificing a fresh cup of venetian dark roast so as to 'go out with a bang.' As I looked down at my feet, your broken body scattered between caffeinated splatter with part of your handle still clenched between white knuckles, all I could think was 'we had a good run...a good run, indeed.' Farewell Gourmet Ground...rest in peace.




Thursday, October 11, 2012

mid-week moments

october 9th
three elderly oaks
rise amongst hills, youthfully
playing in the wind

october 10th
weary storms crawl 'cross
oceans, wetting appetites
in thirsty autumn

october 11th
uninvited guest --
clouds break apart , replacing
lightning with sun beams

Monday, October 8, 2012

weekend catchup

october 5th
waves charge towards shore
enveloping obstacles
with a cool embrace

october 6th
brush stroke clouds relax
behind crisscrossed vapor trails
on humid mornings

october 7th
sweat pours from foreheads
to cactus-lined trails on sun-
day uphill battles

october 8th
the moon strikes a path
between shadows of tangled
vines and spider webs

Friday, October 5, 2012

october 4th

lazy sea gulls squak
at the frothy last steps of
dying ocean swells

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

october 3rd

soft, foggy blankets
caress backyard roses with
moist, dew-drop kisses

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

october 2nd

eucalyptus leaves
crunch under waking footsteps
breaking dawn's silence

Monday, October 1, 2012