Thursday, November 4, 2021


letters that should go away
feel cold and achy


(after COVID vaccine booster shot.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Thread of Life

thread of life  

points sojourners to their path  

through the needle's eye  

Another "JAB"

twisting my hair
waiting 15 minutes
after "the jab"
Got the COVID Booster shot. Sign asks you to wait 15 minutes for them to observe one's reaction.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

City Election

city election 

Jacob Frey re-elected 

the loser … wins again 

Incumbent Mayor Jacob Frey, IMHO, 

was a loser in the way in handled Minneapolis riots and violence.

He  did not get my vote

Monday, November 1, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

River Bouquet


river bouquet  

storytellers dream up a tale  

lovers memento  




gratitude book blessings  

people photos and poems  

carried in her heart 

Nine Mile Creek Hike


nine-mile creek hike  

blessings from friends and forest  

squish sounds with each step  

* * * * * 


wrong path up a hill  

looks like the other one  

lucky - we're not lost  

* * * * * 

hikers chatter  

drowns out the sound of birds  

creek water bubbles  

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Twenty-five Years Ago

his opening line  

"tell me about yourself"  

twenty-five years ago 


Red Leaf Painted Trees


red leaf painted trees  

drink in autumn's raindrops  

toast spring's greens 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Compassionate Parents


compassionate arms 

guide children's rocky road 

bandage on their knees 


* * * * *

soothing voice 

teach teenagers life choices 

the first dance lesson 


* * * * * 

confusion in the eyes 

tears and fears from cancer 

names are forgotten 


* * * * * 

tender hands 

massage the dying mother 

kiss on her forehead 


Compassion theme prompted at the Environment & Spirituality zoom discussion.



  northerners'    reflected on the    winter wind