Watching TV Before turning on the TV Think how wisdom Is knowing you don’t have forever, Maybe no more Than tomorrow, If that, To do the best you can For the moment you’ve been given, Like witnessing the full breach of a whale When others only see the explosion of white water Or nothing atContinue reading “Poetry: Watching TV”
I need time to think, thought the squirrel, High up in a tree in the middle of winter. Yes, it was the exact center of the season When collecting acorns Should be done. But he had none. Months of play Did so pass Until he was Out of gas. Kaput Without A nut. Maybe thinkingContinue reading “Poetry: The Thoughtful Squirrel”
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Notes taken 53 years ago From a lecture, no doubt Where my head droops slightly Under the weight of fatigue, Letters trail off, Shrinking under the strain Of staying awake But not alert, Capturing recognizable words Too slowly to hear what follows, The thought, the idea Of what I have to gain from being there,Continue reading “Poetry: Notes”
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Life is out of balance When the arc of an orchid Weighted with fragile beauty Cannot hold our attention. ### California is burning up–wildfire smoke has blanketed the state with hazardous air, another reason to wear a mask. The concept of looking at the details of an orchid is a challenge.