Desert Tableau

Monsoon yearly comes

Clouds over the desert

From the mountains comes

Riding winds down slope

Rain to bring new life

Plants open to chance


Will this day be theirs?

Two months it does lasts

Storms this way and that

Some years none falls here

But there, there it falls

This year is their turn


The desert seems dry

Rain brings life to all

Not all every year

Deserts wait their turn

This year or next year

The advantage theirs


Born of the same parents

Raised by them too

Open to discussion

Thorough thru and thru

Helpful but not hopeful

Earnest if not open

Raconteur to all he knows

Who Comes

Who is it she sees

Coming for thee?

Is that concern in your eyes

Or just your distain?

Might it be your husband’s approach to go to the play

Or is your lover coming to take you away


Will you soon smile as he arrives or turn away

And strive to leave.


I cannot tell what is in your mind

And you will not tell me you are not so inclined

Soon the answers will be known

When you no longer stand alone.

None are Astonishing

Stupendous life

Stupendous speech

Greatest person

Greatest ever

None larger

None greater

Fantastic leader

Fantastic scammer

Gigantic lead

Gigantic ego

Largest ever

Largest pecker

Humongous fleet

Humongous feet

Exalted leader

Exalted one

Magnificent performer

Magnificent informer

Triumphant winner

Triumphant whiner

Massive army

Massive baby

Monumental day

Monumental bray

Colossal victory

Colossal vanity

Tremendous success

Tremendous unrest

Whopping lies

Whopping buys

Cataclysmic event

Cataclysmic president

Staggering blow

Staggering bomb

Overwhelming force

Overwhelming gorst

Incredible approach

Incredible reproach

Mega structure

Mega mind

Prodigious amount

Prodigious mouth

Innumerable men

Innumerable sand

Momentous moments

Momentous words

Astonishing results

Astonishing daring

Daring results


The Concrete Habitat

Birds they sit upon the wall

Waiting for the feeders to fill their bill

Lizards sun themselves upon the steps

And bath under the sprinklers mist

Spider love the dark cool spaces

To weaver their webs in likely places

Javelins like to sneak

Upon my porch for flowers to eat

All creatures great and small

Will use our structures just like a mall


The Earth is light

The Earth is dark

It’s not just the day

Nor just the night


In our hearts

And in our souls

Light we make

Or darkness unfolds


It’s what we say

And what we do

That spreads the light

Or darkness do


The choice is ours to share the light

Or plunge the world into the night


A drink that brings serenity

Boiled water steeps the fragrant leaves

Chai the spiced and milk emboldened tea

Delectable teas all varieties

Even eggs can benefit from a bath in tea

From flavors of tea bold to light

Green are the leaves of vegetal teas

Healthy and happy and herbicide free

I choose this drink as my brew lemon free



It came to me

Unannounced, unwanted

My wife it took with sure speed

She died

The Fateful Quest

Frodo knows his fateful quest

He wonders if he can pass the test

The task is great he grew to know

The evil in the world did grow

Each day the darkest covered more

Frodo wished he did not know the score

The ring he knew sought to leave his hand

Its master he knew sent his command


Frodo left with friends in tow

To complete his quest, he had to go

He knew the darkest seeking his ring

The wraiths were moving seeking his bling


The Earth Mother has been with child

The child has mother much beguiled


The child he kicks then kicks some more

His mother shakes down to her core


The humans know for when he kicks

The Earth, it quakes and breaks their bricks


Yes Ruau-Moko is never calm

And Papa can’t escape not even in Guam


So the next time you feel an Earthquake

It is just Ruau-Moko making Papa shake

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