Sweet dreams

The sweet smell of
cottonwood trees
wafts through my room –
their dark trunks
shake like licorice
ropes climbing to
the moon.

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The joy of poetry

Thought
clouds hover
above my
head –
overcast
with a chance
of poems.

I am a wallflower
blooming in the corner –
dancing with invisible
butterflies.

Stars falling
without end –
golden
leaves drifting
from dendritic
constellations –
castaways of a
cosmic autumn.

Lulled to sleep
by rain tap dancing
on the windowpane.

Pine 
sap scent
sticks to
my lungs –
each lobe
the branch
of a tree
shaking
inside me –
why I
breathe
easy.

Gentle autumn breeze
maple trees whispering
secret canopy conversations.

The only certainty 
I know resides in
the now.

Even if our words
are never read –
the joy of poetry
remains to console
the creative soul –
we write for an
audience of one.

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Canopy of stars

Maple leaves
glowing in the dark
a canopy of stars.

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Shower of grasshoppers

Shower of grasshoppers

Walking down a country road
not a cloud for miles around
shower of grasshoppers.

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Dawn of fireflies

After sunset
the lightest dark
dawn of fireflies.

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Apple abacus

apple abacus

Fruit trees
swing side
to side in
the breeze –
their apples
oscillating
like beads
on a giant
abacus –
counting
the harvest.

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Beautiful Nebraska

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