Winter Solstice Walk

Cold. Wet and damp. Dark. Slippery walk in Mt Tabor Park, where the trees appear ready for the winter solstice. The reservoirs, built with new Portland Cement techniques in the early 1900’s, until recently, held the city’s drinking water. A new, enormous underground tank was built and the reservoirs disconnected. What to do with them…

Dictatorial Decree

Already the sun slips, filches off at a sneaking speed. The despot rising declares a natural state of emergency. The pompous papa prays on the instant for a sum of leniency. Alas, mere poet, see? The sun protracts your high-pitched misery. Tonight a summer full moon calls a ball of lunacy. The sun dictates the…

Solstice Sestina: Whiteout on the Whiteboard in Winter

Whiteout on the Whiteboard in Winter The shadowless man in the center of winter drew nine snowmen leaving no shadow on the boardroom wall size whiteboard and sketched one goal as cold as snow nine snowmen into one who would wander. The snowmen started to wonder who in the whiteboard world would wonder such opportunity…