An Icon In The Woods

big shouldered
a granite monument
to strength and endurance

Will You Find Your Way To Being A Butterfly

living inside
nourished with parsley
tended by humans

Frost Dodger


as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness

The Delicate Alongside The Enduring

each polygon
delivers
petals against granite

They Meet Each Spring


enduring rock
perpetual phlox
kindreds

Darkness Gives Us Light


and so
the breath of snowfall
can be seen

In Endless Variation And Subtlety


mighty granite
displays so many grays
in the shale of the palisades

Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate


at the flower’s
request
love and affection

Mountain Through the Trees


granite post marks
the old entrance
passageway to spring