Penguin Season Blues

poems from Poet Loiterer

Penguin Season Blues Ah, winter, you snuck up upon me, and I am not too thrilled. I’m sitting under a blanket fort and feeling rather chilled. I’m having to remember to launder all my sweaters, because you took me by surprise with your icy weather. Seven layers of clothing–it just doesn’t seem enough. I’m sitting … Read morePenguin Season Blues


poems from Poet Loiterer

Seasons This leaf, this leaf, a gentle crimson. This leaf, a feather floating soared. This leaf, dancing downward flew. This leaf, I caught as I sat, this leaf. This leaf, twirling in the fall down. That bird, that bird, a speckled brown. That bird, a soul set wandering. That bird, circling around sky blue. That … Read moreSeasons

Once Upon a Dog

poems from Poet Loiterer

Once Upon A Dog Once upon a dog, there lived a lonely flea. He was busy chewing  like a beaver on a log. The flea kept busy gnawing, until one day dog had enough. His giant paws were tired. scratching was too tough. Dog tried rolling on the carpet. He tried jumping in the mud. … Read moreOnce Upon a Dog

Beyond the Fence

beyond the fence sitting cat

Beyond The Fence Watching, waiting, anticipating. I hear the ticking kitchen clock. A car rolls down the street. I hear its engine stop. I peak through the curtains. I know you cannot see, so I must say I was surprised to find you staring back at me. I’ve seen you walk the streets before, wandering … Read moreBeyond the Fence

The Key to Light

poems from Poet Loiterer

The Key To Light There is a light that is opened only by melody.  Notes spawning infinite connection,  guiding my soul in the right direction.  It is a lightness that you can feel,  propelling us all forward to heal.  Imagining as we lie in sacred circles of unity  that the rainbow inside takes us up … Read moreThe Key to Light

Poetic Timing

poems from Poet Loiterer

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 … Read morePoetic Timing