Sentences shorten on page
With rhyming still swinging
As words bounce off page
To a steady beat of dancing
All the while they’re singing
Across a filling page.
Storm wails outside so tense
She hides between bed and wall
Scare to move or play ball
She has a lot of common sense
For TV sent storm warning coming
To find a place not near windows;
Get away cause wind is very windy
Dog knows what to go when coming
A possible tornado storm is in the air
For o just hear the sirens blare
Like a flood, memories come pouring through
Hurdling images into my mind eye
Of seeing the thing I loved before my eyes.
Makes me think of a time in youth
I was once them out there doing
The sport I loved and enjoyed.
Now I can look at them and say
I was once out there too not so long ago.
Summer comes but cooler
From years past, not
The humid, sticky that
Says it’s to hot to be–
Outside in sweltering heat.
More people outside
Enjoying the summer season
Now cooler weather is in the air.
Sinking sun pulls the skies to a close
Setting reddish hues among a fading blue
An old saying comes to mind as I look above
“A red sky at night sailors delight
Red sky in morning sailors take warning.” —
Phrase taught when I was just a child.
I watch red skies begin to sink
After the sun has taken leave
Turning skies now to black
Thinking weather tomorrow will be a delight.
Wispy wind whips wildly
Where we would wait; watching
While working with words
Welcoming winds which
Will wrap wildly wayward west.
From the car window I see her
She looks out waiting for me
I slide from the back seat out
She sees me; tilts head back
For an excited woof I can not hear
She jumps in air happy to see me
I drop luggage outside my car;
Run to front door in few strides
Open door; down on knee with arms
Wide open as she bounds right in
Glad that I am finally back;
My dog happy for my return