Zero

Silence broken by gentle breezesHoneysuckle fragrance teasesGreen anoles behind vines chaseGolden yellow a path birds traceHedgehog slug when angry leavesI sing now to the clapping of our trees Tiny wren chicks in an ample nestLarge voice put to the warbling testWillow oaks from acorns buried growSquirrels hide them from their many foeSmall boy with asthma … Continue reading Zero

A Visitor

Yellow legs plump with pollen movewith steadfast zeal to each snowy bloomOccupying her spring business by eyeingpridefully her beauty in the reflection ofmirror image rather than this star, a rare breedKnown for her salient clusters of scarlet berriesvivid male Bluebirds come to feast uponHer tangled web of thick branches heavythese hunted berries are a delicacy … Continue reading A Visitor

Haiku

trees talk tenderlywhile sweeping branches hold lifeleaves clapping freely by Joni Caggiano - Photo by Joni Isaiah 55:12 "You will go out in joy and be lead forth in peace, the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Scorched Earth

Drifting in and out through the crying blackened bushRestricting airflow from seeking lung cells that pushTowards pockets of coolness and a nontoxic timeTo a land where the killing of nature is a real crimeWhere bullets and hatred don't govern the dayAnd children with asthma come out safely to play An environment where oodles of patents … Continue reading Scorched Earth

Toxic Dreams

Floating leisurely in a sailing, solar-powered glass ballSearching intently for life over the harsh endless sprawl. Beneath me fine dust and a limb from a long-ago burnt tree,I was becoming frightened as my ball was close to the sea. Although colorless sulfur dioxide was surrounding me,The clean air in my bubble came with a cost; … Continue reading Toxic Dreams