Where water meets rock
Resting beside rocks and water thought digesting
Digesting today’s news, aching muscles resting
Peace comes to me where the cold creek waters release
Release all stresses into the burbling peace
Seeking calm but getting a perspective tweaking
Tweaking expectations, transformation seeking
(A Mirrored Sestet)
Calming Cooling Current
Down the cool creek
Heat break we seek
Cannot rush this
At rocky shore
(A Pathya Vat Poem)
Woodland Hike on a Warm Winter Day
Boot prints, paw prints, bike tracks
Damp fall leaves not yet decomposed
Ice in the most shady and tucked away spots
Rocks in the trail decorated with the dried patterns of sneakers and boots.
Frozen waterfalls slowly eroding in warming drops.
Layers of fleece and wool and down.
Hiking boots laced tight
Pant legs folded up three turns.
Slippery trails filled with people and
Dogs on leashes
Bright blue sky
Rock climbers on belay
Cliff drops above
Creek burbles and winds and runs below.
Sliding down to shore, hoisting up to ridge
Red brown rocks
(A list poem)