Frost Dodger


as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness

The Delicate Alongside The Enduring

each polygon
delivers
petals against granite

They Meet Each Spring


enduring rock
perpetual phlox
kindreds

Darkness Gives Us Light


and so
the breath of snowfall
can be seen

In Endless Variation And Subtlety


mighty granite
displays so many grays
in the shale of the palisades

Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate


at the flower’s
request
love and affection

Mountain Through the Trees


granite post marks
the old entrance
passageway to spring

Granite and Lichen


ancient friends
in company since
the beginning of time

Afterlife


ghosts of summer
seeding the future
with their return

Snow in Summer


as similar
and individual
as snowflakes

Hard Won Purchase

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granite and ice
a cold hard home
for velvet moss