This Prineville Wind!

Oh Mother Earth, what’s with this wind? It’s summer now, and time to send the twilight heat, not rain and hail! I had to turn the heater on and with a blanket keep my tootsies warm! The winter snow to no avail Is months away!…

Sonnet – Plants Care

Prompt 14, Hour 14 In her wonderful book Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer writes — ‘In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.’ Use any part of this quote (with credit), or the ideas it contains as…

Plant kingdom

It started with a fire Blazing hot brutal devastating howling winds with forked tongues licked flames kicking them higher melting metal shattering glass obliterating concrete human screams lost in raging infernos crawling across the planet all was charred all was scarred a wasteland Time passed…

Dying in Hollywood

A new Hollywood apartment. My parents came to visit one January. My father discovered plants dying on my back patio. He was disgusted with me. “They are not mine!” I affirmed. “They are now!” he said, furiously watering them. I reflect on those plants from…

It Depends (10:00 PM) (Hour 14)

~ D², @d2poetry What matters most shifts with time, temperament, experience, and purpose At 10, toys At 15, boys At 20, cars At 25, money At 30, men At 35, family At 40, freedom At 45, peace At 50, I count it all joy When…

California Gold

I feel an affinity toward wildflowers Sneaking out from underneath chain link and barbed wire fences Kindred spirits They always make me smile I stop to say hello to wild poppies We chat about the sunny weather and the Delta breeze We welcome the buzzing…

Dandelion

Sinewy tendrils push Apart a crack, Minute and invisible Moving closer to a surface Of air, and water, and sun Tender hairs wiggle Soil into small canals, Stretching out, reaching for Space, and nutrients, and life Spindles of green shoot Upward straight trajectory Toward the…

In the Thrall

Been to a festival lately? Forget the main attractions No one is there for the music It’s all about the bacon There was a time when it could be ignored Now, bacon is in your face! In your artisan beer In your candy In your…