Warm my HandsWarm my hands, Bring them together I could wait as long as foreverBut something tells my heartIt's happening sooner than I thoughtA breath in the coldTo chase away the demonsI'll always fly closeTo whatever I believe inDon't leave me alone,Because by you, it feels like home.
Winter KnockingThe days are growing shorterWind is getting colderIt makes me restless.Winter is for dreamingAnd getting up and goingWinter is for trekking through feet of snowWinter is the excuse to goFar away, into the dark forrest dappled soWith snowflakes, with alone and not not aloneWinter is callingAnd I'm restless with its voice
Meeting PlaceI meet you in the hallwayYou're late, so I go find youYou greet me with a smileThat makes me always want to rememberA blush creeps over your face,You chuckle, and I laugh,An awkward pair are we, But I wouldn't trade you for anythingYou repeat your questions and I study you distantly with a smileNervous, but hopeful, the both of usMaybe... just maybeYou offer to walk me outThe sun blazes in our facesA beautiful wind is blowingAnd the day is bright and coolI won't be distant. Not this time, nor ever again.I want you to know me
A BreathSmile for meChase away realityJust for a moment,A breath, a flicker of timeSay just for a second That life is divineWith a smile, so sweet,Since they're catching, like rhyme If you show me your grinYou will also see mine
Fog NightWhen there's a view to be seenAnd fog to seep inIt swallows the lights that accompany nightI daresay it's thrilling,Scary and chillingTo see such an empty and cavernous mouthStealing the lights of the eveningAnd making false courage fly south
Fog EveningFogged treetop limbs welcome panthersTo the mind, dragon's gazesFrom the pale grey skyForrest facades jungleThough facade it can't denyThe mind is but a harborFor opportunity's past by
Fog DayIt's so cold, I can't even take itThe chill is engulfing my joy and mindIt's not the pure chill of winterIt's the damp, fogged chillThat leaves me shaking through my tears
Conversing with the CatCat whisker on my floorThick as a ropeSharp as a quillMy cat nods his headLime eyes watching I smile at himAnd he yawns in return
Dream PeopleWhispers in the darkA life that dances between night and eyelidsPeople who smile,With warmth in their heartsPeople we will never truly know,But the guide us on either wayI'm so grateful to themFor the memories and puzzles they give meAnd the smiles, and warmth,As they guide me through my dreams
Will I also returnI was young as spring,and held to autumn's windlike pomegranates in the highest branches, before crows hollowed them autumn flurries returnwith the scent of fallen fruit,dying leavescrushed underfoot, shelter for next spring
Maple PhoenixesPhoenix spreads brittle wingslike dry skin across maple trees--a mosaic of red leaves.
Crispyautumn afternooneach step down the lane shattersheralds of a change
AutumnA warm bathe of sunlightfrost coated air hangs heavy.Welcome to Autumn.
little green lizardsswift little lizardsdisplay on bushes and wallsthey're looking at melayers of little lizardsas far as the eye can see
Bigearswebbed wings aflutterfurry flyer zips, zigs, zagscatching bugs and vibes
Cherry Strawberries No bigger than apebble. Wild strawberry gemsharboring rabbits‘neath the boughs of the blue spruce at the bend in Cherry Street. © L. L. Kelly 2014
ElixirElixir, by David NicholasThe gift of waterA clear, scentless refreshmentOf peerless repute.Let me count the waysOf how this magic liquidIs vital for life…Revives your vigorRelieves crippling fatigueTo focus on task.Suppresses hungerBoosts metabolic levelsBoom, easy weight lossFlushes your toxinsImproves your skin complexionKeeps you regularImmune system’s friendA migraine’s worst enemyAnd kills cramps & sprainsLifts your mood to heightsHigher than Everest’s peakAnd it’s cheap to boot!And yet we’re guiltyOf shunning this elixirFor delish death drinks…
One Bright FeatherLast upon the old stone ledgeLights the autumn leaf –One bright featherFrom phoenix wings.
Haiku 4Grey skies thick todayThe air is cool and wispyRemembering sun