Along the Columbia

by | Jan 31, 2021 | Poetry

sunset colors darken –
out of nowhere
a crescent moon

11/10/2018 – Published in the Haiku Society of America anthology 2019

first trip south –
mama bird flies behind
protecting her wing

11/10/2018

geese going south
others heading north
who’s in charge here?

2/5/2019

whipping offshore winds
freezing waters, instant death
warming the blood

2/9/2019

tanker painted white
camouflaging black insides
hiding in the snow

2/9/2019

channel marker there
stationary as the wavelets
wash against its sides

9/4/2019

barely perceptible
light blue mist
gauze over green water

9/4/2019

pale silhouette
on a purple sky —
night flight heading home

12/13/2019

dark of the solstice —
we beg
for the coming of light

12/18/2019

deep in the shrubbery
tiny mating cries
— try me! no me! no me!

3/23/2020

empty runways –
lone plane ascending
up through the clouds

4/25/2020

ten thousand maple seeds
carpeting the river walk
— which one stands a chance?

4/27/2020