The Umbrella Lady
A rainy, cold morning at the beach With my dog and I And a woman with a dainty umbrella, Her gaze taking up the entire beach As if it were packed with sunbathers. I hesitate to break her silence And so does the dog. He heels Which he never does when I want him to,…
Poems As Old Friends
My poems are like old friends I don’t see any more. It’s comforting to know they are there, Untouched, steady and ready To remind me where I’ve been And what I’ve done, what’s been lost And what will be forever.
My Davd Crosby Moment
I was released from two years of active duty in the Army on June 19, 1971. Friends threw a party for me that evening, kind of a what do I do next affair. After everyone left I listened to David Crosby’s newest song, “Laughing” with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar. “I thought I met…
Sacramento Trees Fall by the Hundreds
The Sacramento Department of Public Works says over 1,000 trees have fallen since the New Year Eve. William Land Park looks like it was bombed. Many of these trees have withstood storms and drought for over 80 years. But “climate change” in the form of drought followed by relentless rain and high winds proved to…
Bird in the Rain
What do birds do in the rain? This one spread its wings for a standing bath. This year I can say it rains everyday in California.
Since it has rained every day this year, the dogs have had to wait longer than usual for the long-awaited morning walk. This hasn’t been normal rain. Roads have been turned into rivers. Beaches have been washed away. I feel like I have web feet at times. Still, there is usually a short break where…
Note left on a bench overlooking Carmel Bay. Yesterday while walking Leo I found a “note” resting on a bench overlooking Carmel Bay. Notes are often left here, in fact there is a mailbox under the bench for visitors to leave written thoughts. Also left was a torn top of a crayon box–again, kids leave…
A streetlight added to the brilliance of an autumn day in Sacramento.
An Autumn Day of Consequence…
Election Day…will there be chaos tomorrow?