Aug 30, 2009

Late Bloomers

second wave of honeysuckle
wafting across walkway
late summer shadows
first glimpses of fall
ripe tomatoes
white phlox
late casa blancas
squirrels ramping up
for annual oak frenzy
red leaves at top of maples

me walking- finally
striding into fall

Aug 26, 2009

For Ted 8/24/2009

ABC photo

the common good
looking out for others
paying a living wage
stepping out from privilege
taking risks
speaking to power
living with his own demons
and doing it all with
power and passion
and that Irish laugh
this man will be missed!

Aug 25, 2009

Cle Elum

Darkest blue night sky
songs drift from the river
air creeps in -crisp and full of flavor
snuggled cocoon-like
occasional dog barking
or is it coyote?
pine needles falling like rain
cones knocked down
like missiles by zealous squirrels
ah, Cle Elum
great place for good dreams

Aug 18, 2009

Re- connections

Changes, differences, communication gaps
losing touch, losing trust, losing friends
ah reconnecting
tenuous reaching out, hoping to heal
needing the circle of good intention
egos and facades fade when facing

The Pod

photo by Kim Clements

black and white
dipping and diving
ancient ones
witnessing them
brings tears
their eyes dark pools
the young
mimicking the mothers
we are a pod
they are a pod
will we all survive?

Aug 5, 2009

The Healing

in and out of pain
in and out of here
in and out of now
in and out of consciousness
in and out of awareness
in and out of dreams

short spurts of sleep
an aching like an an ancient hurt

another bump in the road
another learning experience

on the other side-
pure gratitude