Friday, June 30, 2017


Eventually my
Practical side may win, but
Having now these
Evocative bits, this
Enables me to
A very special day.

Thanks for the word, Jenni P. B.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dancing on the...

Port Angeles people
Enjoy weekly concerts –
Relaxed, spirits buoyed.

Thank you, Tina H. for taking me there. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Trying to
Remember this
As a temporary time is
Noting each
Step, and with that
In mind,
This movement
In space
New insights about change.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Global grains

And aragonite were
Never before in such high


Monday, June 26, 2017

Mighty mineral matter

Rugged earth formations
Offer a glimpse of
Chronological creation – solid
Knowledge for rumination.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Singing down the road

Musing, using an
Unbridled mind,
In motion
Creative notions.

Thinking of Rose and Eric A. with love on their anniversary today.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Getting there

Routes all
Over the countryside
Are ways to reach a
Destination, perhaps where a beloved
Someone resides.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Finding a way

Measured steps to
Anywhere might help a
Person to prepare.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Black beating wings
At night swallow all
The mosquitoes in flight.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

$$$, the bottom line

Costing them
A gazillion dollars, this
Man and woman, did they
Pay for their votes?
At the last moment
I received many notes about this
Game, this sport;
Neither would get my support.  

When will this insanity end? Our elections are all about money and the influence it can buy. This is TOTALLY ridiculous. Where is the substance? Do either of these parties REALLY care anymore about the people they represent?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Heat so high some planes can’t fly
Oppresses the West,
The airlines attest.

This one is for you, Emma and Bryan G. Stay cool!

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 1865

Joy filled their hearts when
Numbers were
Emancipated in
Texas on this date, but then they suffered
Every indignity to an  
Even greater, long-lasting degree.
Nevermore shall
This country endorse such
Hateful inhumanity.


Vaguely she was
Aware that her comings and
Goings, her
Aimlessness, was
Of a curious mind; it could
Not dwell in any one place for
Days at a time.

Thanks for the word, Annie G.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The birds and the bees

DNA shows he’s a match
And fortuitous since she
Deemed him a catch.

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Taking hold with
Energy and
Not letting go,
A living thing is in
Control until something else
Intervenes; even
Then, it is resolved to face what’s
Yet to be seen.

Thank you, Rose A., for the word and the photo.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fleeting streaks

Valuable rain seen
In shafts evaporates before
Reaching the
Ground; disappointment

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Greed leads

Commonly now about
Opposition, it long ago
People striving together;
Elastic, organic  
The language has been, so
Is it not possible
To change it again?
Is all this vying imperative? Is this
Our final

I wrote this one with yesterday’s word, and the article I cited, in mind. The word itself is an expansive continuum, from innocent children’s games to world powers fighting over territories. We can change our individual sense of competition. Challenge is a good thing, but do we want it to infuse our nature with greed and hatred?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Free to compete

Left-leaning thought
In secret
Bombards our
Everyday life.
Reality in this
Anthropocene time is
Lust for freedom
In monetizing matters; the Haves
Screen their dealings behind
Media chatter.

Thanks for the word, Eric A.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Trapped inside

Chirp, you little
I know your
Call. I’m down on my
Knees to help you, that’s all.
Echoes of summer
Trail into the fall.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dinner is served!

Centerpiece of welcome,
A bowl of wood or gourd
Adorns the table,
Beckoning guests with
A dish
So rich that time
Has no meaning.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Keep the hose handy

Eventually the penchant for
Skewing the facts
Comes back to haunt a liar.
How does avoiding
Essential truths help
When one’s pants are on fire?

The word ‘skew’ relates to the word ‘eschew.’ With both, avoidance is a key element.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Minnesota, early June

Breathing across this humid
Region it brings relief
Even as the sun rises higher.
Ever blessed are we with precious
Zephyrs that offer much desired

Friday, June 9, 2017


Does “new to this”
Excuse his
Feint to lead?
Enough of this
Nonsense! Indeed,
Such flimsy justification is surely an
Ethical abomination.

Thursday, June 8, 2017


Once two together give
Rise to more, the
Increase causes the stakes to soar. So,
Going back to the very start, does
It useful knowledge impart? Can this
Name what lies in store?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Related to 'legal'

Law-abiding allegiance is
One thing,
Yes, but upholding
Leader’s demands puts
To the test one’s integrity in this
Year of rampant insincerity. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Angry bird

Cheap tweets of
Hasty conclusions
Relations and
Promote collusion.
Still your bill!

Monday, June 5, 2017


Places for play
And adventure, for
Rest or recreation are
Kingdoms of bliss and
Stillness; we’re fortunate in this nation.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Disconnecting auto pilot

Age-old attitudes, rewiring our
Collective minds
Is the first
Step towards global peace in these so-called
Modern times.

It’s extremely disturbing that a leader of the United States consorts with advocates of white supremacy. These men, powerful because of their assets, and blind and callous to the devastating effects of their attitudes, are taking this country down. We can’t afford to tolerate the intolerant.

Friday, June 2, 2017


Every eye should scrutinize
Those who work with
Him; his muddied sense of what’s moral
Is making this
Country grim. The problem’s huge, all this
Subterfuge, and he likes to proceed on a whim.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

"You are not the boss of me!"

Why does this leader so staunchly
That the rest of the world is wrong?
He won’t join in, he won’t help out, he
Dares not sing the song. His
Rally cry is
America first, but globally
We beings are one
As far as Mother Earth’s climate goes,
Living under the sun.

He political posturing is only to show his supporters that he is all about change, no matter the consequences, that he will let none of Obama’s legacy stand, and because he is a narcissist. He is cutting off America’s nose to spite its face.