blushing birch
a flowering
before flowers


the air foretold
of fall’s approach
and meadow rue took note

On the Stoop

black cat and pink pumpkin
wait for halloween’s
ringing of the doorbell


On the road to Oz
the Emerald City is within view
but somehow just out of reach.

The Road Towards Summer

In a few weeks time this road will lead
to lazy days shimmering with heat and nights with fireflies.

Before the Storm

the sky gathers greyness and weight
and pushes itself upon us blanketing us with
anticipation in the stillness and the stirring smell of approaching snow.