• Overcast and light showers

    Small skinny raindropsDribble out of the stonewashed clouds Dripping like sheets wrung out to dry The birds keep singing, always able to cope Unperturbed by the grizzly sky  My lightweight coat Feels like a warm bath-sponge And my shaggy dog Looks like a wet dirty mop He gives himself a watery shake I laugh, we continue on our way Nature’s gentle drizzly drops Give us ...
  • Island Castle

    Kofi arrives at the same sidewalk block heading towards the castle. While thunder quietly rumbles, he pulls Nia the rat out of her carrier when the taxi drives off. Nia happily nuzzles Kofi’s cheek. Nia stops when Kofi’s hand quickly puts her back in her carrier. A taxi arrives and stops on the same sidewalk ...
  • 602

    The sun’s rays fire heat                                                 All through the southern town                                                 Steam begins to rise                                                 From the heating asphalt ground                                                 The sadistic sun targets Every person on the street To become the victims Of the southern summer heat                                                 Skin burns and flares                                                 While futile sweat beads fall                                                 And ...
  • Mountain

    It’s been eight years since the beginning of my hike on The Appalachian Trail. But, before I began my full hike in 2013, I completed one-month hikes with my Dad. We went for two consecutive years. First through Pennsylvania, and then from New York to Massachusetts. They were my first taste of the Appalachian Trail, ...
  • Winter

    I never remember liking snow. Growing up in Ohio means that I am no stranger to winter weather. But I do remember loving snow days. I lived for the joy of my mother opening my bedroom door and telling me that I could sleep in. Snow days meant no school and impromptu gatherings with friends. ...
  • 930

    I have seen the skulls Laughing as tears Ran like beads of wax.   Backed up against a cracked mirror, Images of the aurous haired child Stares at me holding a withered Bouquet of violets and dandelions.   Take them small outstretched hands say, The taste of rotting memories Nails its way between us, Our tongues ...
  • Global Warming

    Global warming is a phrase most of us have heard, more so recently. The weather and the environment are changing and scientists have facts to prove a lot of this change is due to global warming. What is the meaning of global warming? Global warming is an increase in the earth’s average atmospheric temperature that ...
  • National Dandelion Day

    The days are getting longer and warmer. Your lawn is turning green and your grass is reaching for the sky. No sooner than in a blink of an eye, you see weeds popping up everywhere. In your garden, your lawn and in between the cracks of your sidewalk and driveway. Weeds are plants that grow ...
  • 1449

    For as long as I can remember, the United States has been hit by roughly one hurricane a year, sometimes two. But, this year we are facing three massive ones all in the South-Eastern U.S. and a bit of the Southwest. It brings back memories of what I witnessed from afar of Hurricane Katrina in ...