deep blue eyed dreamer
under majestic
metallic moon azure sky
on the road miles wide
rains where horses graze
grass can’t grow in snow
hay mainstay
dogs won’t stray
shepherd herd the herd
with words heard
they obey

sun peer from sky forever shy
dawn belong to the morn
lapse in time writ the rhyme
clear crystal sheen
that only May surmise the green
chartreuse destitute shoot
covered over root
snow alone nature mute
frozen ground mood allude
hibernate winter brood
relate the thing hope of Spring
when bird take wing
sing song soon.

the dappled rosebud path

pursue the dappled rosebud path
the shady pond of barren bird
tell me nothing but your sweet word

that it’s not over
stroll in clover
the nights are colder
not curse the candor
we built in splendor
in timeless hours of the ardor

grabbing hold of decadence only absence wreck
continuum-faster leaving anyone for freedom is the medium

your cheekbones
chiseled as a David
remembered the creamy complexion your gaunt cheeks
faint blush in morning mist
I miss the hearty hug
the baby’s breath kiss

devout pout that laughs out loud upon a pretty face as this
the road is long I long for
God to help me find my way

back to
the dappled rosebud path
where first love felt of Spring.