• County Fair Winners,  Nature Poems,  Poems from the book The Cafe of Dreams,  Poetry

    Forest Whisperings

    This poem won 1st Place in Explore California State Parks at the Alameda County Fair 2019. Forest Whisperings The forest,she is calling me. It’s been too long since I’ve wandered her beautiful winding pathways, climbed her mountains just for a gaze of beauty so intense no poem nor photo does justice, admired the way the sun dapples brilliantly through her branches, soaked in the salty smell of ocean entangled with fresh pine. She is calling, and to her, I must soon journey, for within her bosom, I shall be reunited with myself.

  • Poems from the book Poet Loiterer,  Poetry

    Poetic Timing

    This is one of my favorites to perform, and I have done so from memory at Poetry Out Loud in 2019, Solano County Library Foundation’s Why Poetry event in 2018, and most recently on the San Mateo County fair’s literary stage. It appears in the book Poet Loiterer. Poetic Timing Poetry never comes at a convenient time. It shows up in the shower as a silly rhyme.  It reveals itself to me  when I’m hiking around.  It comes to me at services  when I’m making prayerful sounds.  It weaves its way into my psyche  when I’m driving in the country.  It interrupts conversations  and it demands to be heard.  But…

  • Poems from the book Midnight Strike,  Poetry

    Summer is in the Air

    Summer is in the Air The sun is out. It’s time to play.  Come out! Come out!  Summer’s here today! The flowers and trees are in full bloom. Vacation time means there’s more room for endless hours of rest and relaxation, or perhaps, a new hobby’s dedication. From coast to coast the children play, splashing in swimming pools all the day. Frolicking down spiraling water slides, their smiling faces impossible to hide. Families flock frequently to county fairs, dining on delicious fried delicacies there. Brave souls bound aboard the carnival rides, around and around, upside down they fly! People lounge around for picnics in parks, eating vast amounts of ice…