Saturday, May 25, 2019

PAD 12-3 the art of...


The Art of Begging

My friend on a limited income
has begging down to an art.
One time, we went salmon fishing.
People were catching them all around,
but neither of us were doing very well.

In her loud voice, she told me how
her fridge was getting empty
and she had hoped she could
stock it with salmon. She went
home with a nice catch of fish.

(Caught from donors’ coolers.)

Friday, May 24, 2019

PAD 12-1 the art of...


The Art of Writing

Not when the mood hits
Not out of compulsion
Not at an opportune time
But you simply write whenever,
because that’s what you do.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

PAD 12-1 The Art of...


The Art of Procrastination

The art of procrastination
happens when you allow
just enough pressure
by worthwhile distractions
to motivate you
to get that necessary thing
done before deadline.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

PAD 11-3 Dedication


To Dad
Hunting, fishing
Working, boating, teasing
Reading books in a monotone
Thank you

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

PAD 11-2 Dedication


To Hubby

If we graphed our relationship over the years,
it would look like the temperatures
of a Colorado spring.
But like it’s worth enduring erratic weather
for the beauty of the mountains, lakes and sky,
the substance and depth of our oneness
is worth the ups and downs.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

PAD 10-3 lone


Hope

The hope he held out
in the tragic situation
was like a lone, bright star
in the night sky.