Frost Dodger

as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness

The Delicate Alongside The Enduring

each polygon
petals against granite

They Meet Each Spring

enduring rock
perpetual phlox

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
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


ghosts of summer
seeding the future
with their return

Snow in Summer

as similar
and individual
as snowflakes

Hard Won Purchase

granite and ice
a cold hard home
for velvet moss