December 3

I Brake for Interesting Cloud Formations


I am fascinated by the sky

Brake ferns May also preoccupy

For all of Nature is intriguing

Interesting until fatiguing

Clouds and stars testing imagination

Formations -Constellations – Salvation


(A Bumper Sticker Poem)

Bumper Sticker Poems – a form I created, inspired by cento and golden shovel poetry, with the following guidelines:

  • Using a bumper sticker as inspiration use the words in the bumper sticker as the first word in each line of the poem
  • The theme of the poem may or may not have anything to do with the message of the sticker
  • Title should be the words of the bumper sticker
  • Should be rhymed
  • 9 syllable lines
  • Number of lines depends on number of words on the bumper sticker

June 20

The View at the Top


I hike the rain slicked trail, gazing from ground to wood

Afraid to trip on rocks, afraid to miss the good

Torn between what I want to do and what I should

Looking ahead and looking back to where I stood.


I don’t do this enough, so I need frequent breaks

To pee behind a tree, to ease my lungs from ache

Slowly I ascend the steep, resting when calves quake

Reaching the summit, I know this was no mistake.


(An Awit Poem)

May 19

Picea omorika


Who says these trees are evergreen?

Do the other shades go unseen?

This is the problem with labels.


Each month new tones come to the scene.

There are so many more than green.

This is the problem with labels.


Chartreuse, emerald, forest, citrine

Gold, crimson, coral, tangerine

This is the problem with labels.


Traits label omits is obscene

Trees so much more than evergreen

This is the problem with labels


(A Go Vat Poem)