pine shadows creeping
autumn gold … stalking cougar
pauses, growls, moves on.

thirsty colors dry
as dust … starved trees dream water
sky turns a dry eye.

fiery harvest moon
scatters ashen clouds: Phoenix
rises from embers.

goblins caught in sun///
///now rocks squat pimple-faced
by dust-riddled road.

red-winged blackbird cry
shivers reeds, ripples river
threading earth to sky.

sky presses hungered
lips to parched earth,
drought quickens desire.

Time solidifies
like tree sap crystallizing
to tears of amber.

Published in Poems