the tree's shadow

rest and peace

looking out

on a lazy day


tranquil space, spangled light

green shades


an army of snapdragons

advancing to the eastern coffee front


my childhood memories

summer days,

swatting flies.



I stood in the tree’s

shadow but called it

shade instead


the joining of two lives

pure joy


inspiring the calm

before the storm,


creating the peace

and tranquility

not to conform