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.
Thank you to the 2019 Marin County Fair for awarding a third place ribbon in Any Other Haiku to “Laugh With Me” which appears in my 2018 book The Cafe of Dreams. Laugh With Me Laughing woodpecker. Uncooperative tree. I, too, must giggle.