Dusts off the Old Year’s debacles,
Sweetens New Year’s dreams.

Rising sun//gilt rose
Unpetals// melting nightmares//
Fear dissolves like dew.

Feral roses creep
Through milkweed; wilding garden
Heather’s passed away.

Crystallizing sap//
Time solidified// gold in
Amber// ancient tears.

Shades and hues pooling
Azure, turquoise, cobalt blue
Blend into one sky.

Shocked quartz remembers
World ripped apart; exploding
With ten thousand suns.

Sparrow lying on ground
Thin red line drawn on its throat
Trickles through my heart.

Starlight casts sparkling
Diamonds on snow/ radiant
This wintry midnight.

Published in Poems