Early Departure

each hole
a doorway where
life passes through

On The Bulkhead Door

disintegrated blossoms
rain and time
etch the cosmos

Stillness And Then Departure

remnants of the wasp nest
disintegrating leaves
upon a bed of departing snow

Last Year’s Leaves

while leaving
they reveal the beauty
of their complexities

The Old Birch Disrobed

takes her
seasons dress her


from chilly nights
dew and disintegration

Ephemeral Beauty

snowflakes cleave
to the ephemeral beauty
of the leaf’s disintegration