March 31, 2012
Leaves aged crimson, gold and brown
scattered here, across the ground,
started so green, all skyward bound.
Mother trees, gray and black,
strain for light within the pack,
pushing leaves up, right on track.
All mature in summer heat,
one short season to compete,
will find repose when raked so neat.
Only some few leave their mark,
stain the sidewalk in the park,
wet with rain in days grown dark.
My poems have appeared in Ragazine, an online arts magazine, Verse Wrights, Voices in Contemporary Poetry, edited by Carl Sharpe, and Shake The Tree, Volume Two, an anthology of new poetry, edited by Kelle Grace Gaddis. My first book, "Blue Moon", was published in ebook format in 2011. It is available at the iBooks Store at http s://itun.es/us/h9SzD.l I am currently working on a second book, entitled Early Snow, which I expect to be available sometime in early 2017.