Indian Summer (poem)

(inspired by Lyon, France-- August 2018) Indian Summer I rest on the banks of the Saône,watching dragonflies skim the river like silktoo fast to capture their ephemeral flightslipping desperately between fingertipsas I attempt to grasp at the last of September’s day. The basilica looms across the banks,white marble stark against the setting sunit’s a prayer … Continue reading Indian Summer (poem)

Yearning (poem)

(inspired by Marseille, France-- February 2017) Yearning I watch sails hover over the horizon, dipped between twilight and paradise along the port in February: A winter chill washes ashore palm trees of a balmy Sunday, shoulders of boats anchored to a lifeline of a lifetime forever moored on the Mediterranean. It’s months of solitude at … Continue reading Yearning (poem)

Fire and Ice (poem)

(inspired by Vík, Iceland-- May 2018) Fire and Ice Sand, black as night, is off-set by a jet of air streaking the ashen sky. A roar of wind claps startles the waves, swelling, crashing white anger against the charcoal shore. I take matter in my hands and crush, crumble like fine graphite to feel volcanic … Continue reading Fire and Ice (poem)

The Sea (poem)

(inspired by Cambria, California-- August 2010) The Sea We tiptoed like children across low-tides, waiting for the pacific ridge to swallow us whole. Cave mouths echoed the cambric breeze, their rough centers spill milky seafoam at the mercy of our feet, crushing sand dollars half-priced for infinite gems like burnished gold dust between fingers. It … Continue reading The Sea (poem)

The Lost City (poem)

(inspired by Machu Picchu, Peru -- July 2018) The Lost City Stretched as far as the sunrise, the terraces sleep in forgotten history from their emerald steps. Hypnotic, they undulate miles above shore in pristine green, carrying back and forth the past and now, high above clouds breathless in prayer. Each sin sinks slowly, heavily, … Continue reading The Lost City (poem)