Savoring The Sunshine


summer has not yet
opened the gate
to fall

View Of The Gate That Does Not Open


look past and beyond
the overgrown and closed
and see all that is

To End Is To Begin

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fresh light
fell on New Year’s Day
shadows came and had their say

Picnic

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the table’s cloth
is made of snow
and set with sun

Saturated

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a bluing sky
intensifies
the turning of the trees

Beautiful World

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autumn colors
creep up from behind
nine lives are not enough

Doormen

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dahlias at the gate
ushering us into the world
welcoming us home

Invitation

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the open gate
invites me
into the new day

Gateway

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fallen tree
becomes a torii arch
gate to the sacred woods

Go

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into the unknown
unafraid
to the life beyond
this living

Perseverance


Although it has been ages
since the corral gate has kept anything in or out
it still refuses to let go.