Friday, October 4, 2019


Ranger Cookies

In the door
With a burst of energy
And excitement
From a day at school

And eager to rush
Out to play
With friends one
Of a score of
Imaginary games
In the era of
Free range children

On the counter
Still warm
With an unmistakable
Aroma and taste that
Called out for a handful

Mom had fresh
Baked cookies awaiting
Our arrival home

Oatmeal, sugar, flour
Butter, eggs and a full portion
Of love

They were Ranger cookies.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Lanyard Man

Walking en masse
In and around the
Corporate campus

Nearly indistinguishable
One from another

Plain, monochromatic
In appearance, with
A gait that suggested
Personalities to match

Each morning
Dressing, then
Out of their home
For the bus ride
To work

The last
Adornment before
Departure was the
Ritual draping of
A workplace name badge
And lanyard around the neck

He was Lanyard Man

Thursday, July 6, 2017



Long Shadows

The last strong light
Of a perfect summer day

The edge off the midday heat
And a bit of soothing crispness
In the air

There is a softness to
The light

And a definition to
The landscape made clear
By the long shadows
Of the setting sun