Category: Poetry

Original poems and other works of poetry

Pedestrian Crossing with Coffee 0

A Morning Walk

The morning coffee turned stale in my mouth. Right out the door I felt like turning back. A muggy wind blowing up from the Gulf Made me want to flee back to my bed....

Advanced Ski Slope for Romance in the Snow 2

Snow Angel

Snow burns my eyes At a Telluride ski resort. My boots are tight. My face is frosty. I stand atop the bunny hill. I push off with the right foot. Slide onto the left,...

Overweight Vitruvian Man 3

A Body Neglected

I feel that still strange feeling of oxygen flowing through my body. My muscles ache in protest and my stomach growls in anger. For far too long, I have kept my body neglected. Atrophy...

Treadmill in a Box 0

Treadmill in a Box

Outside the sun shines, and I’m in a box. Inside I sit amongst upholstered walls, Staring all day at a glowing glass screen Under the flickering fluorescent lights. Papers pile up on every surface....

Big Tex is an icon of Fall in Texas 2

Ninety Degree Fall in Texas

Fall in Texas is an interesting thing. After several months of summer, The hellish heat is at an end. And the city awakens from its summer siesta. The August heat is brutally hot, Though...

Transit Map House 1

The Commute

The morning commute begins at dawn. I down my coffee and stumble out the door. Stuck in traffic, I see the station. And watch as the Red Line passes me by. On the platform...

My doubt swelled at the sight of every cactus. 0

Mountains in the Distance

Lost in the desert I wandered for years. Mountains looming in every direction. Shining forests of green paradise Calling me from the far horizon. I never got closer to finding my way. Adrift in...