Sunday, September 23, 2012

Freeze warning

Photo credit Josef Steufer via Flickr
 I covered the tomato plants
just for the night.
The temperature dipping low
another harbinger of winter,
blowing in overnight
with the geese crying
and the leaves turning and losing their grip.
September's end demands winter's reckoning,
but I can't let go;
don't want to see black and dead,
frostbitten.
Not just yet...
Hold on to summer;
hold on.
Wrap it's remnants
with sheets of denial.
Keep the frost
from kissing death.
Keep winter dark at bay.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In Darkness

Photo by Eustaquio Santimano via Flickr
Come, sit with me in the darkness,
Where night soaks the skin
With heavy dew.

Sit with me in the silence
And wait.

Don't speak to me words and more words
under the harsh glare of artificial light,
they circle the room
they fly away before I can catch them.

Bring a candle,
I bend to the soft light, the promise.
Sit with me in silence.
Be present in the darkness,
and wait with me for dawn.