Freedom
Open window yawns;
Repeatedly though, the fly
Rams into the glass.

~

Vacant Lots
Little brown dead weeds
In fields of trash and stone ~
Spring’s dormant splendor.

~

Storm
Thunder claps peal,
Rattling the window’s sash.
The old dog cowers.


Dragonflies
Sailing in mid air,
A graceful tandem as one ~
Two dragonflies mate.


Caterwauling
Cat copulation;
In the alley dark, wailing ~
Sounds like war, not love.


Consumed
O bountiful Earth!
Sustain our boundless wont; we’ll
Bequeath you our scree.


False Empathy
Little woodpecker,
Your sweet, staccato drilling
Gives me a headache.


Kudzu
Watch the kudzu grow,
Draping the boughs of the trees
A pernicious green.


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