When the Sky Falls

Water turns to snow and the earth begins its glow.

A blanket swaddles the earth, except cold and not of the hearth.

We animals seek refuge inside. Afraid of summer’s winter bride.

Waiting, we try to survive. Only some are able to thrive.

They are those who dealt with the froze.

They are those who find the first rose. 



Illinois Mountains

The flatland has mountains too.

You just can’t see them,

you can only feel them.

The mountains, they come in waves.

Sometimes nonstop,

other times not so much.

Very rarely are they quiet, the mountains.

Sometimes a low drone,

other times a screaming whine.

They, the mountains, are always cold and rarely warm.

Sometimes chilling to the bone,

other times cooling sweat.

The flatland has mountains too, I say.

You just can’t look upon them,

you can only be within them.

Earth Day 2k16

Today is a day

A day

Like all the rest

Yet, we set it aside

As if to show our pride

To whom are we trying to prove

that as one, we think we move?

The fear inside

Tells me its all just a ride

But maybe


It’s actually a look inside

Two whom are we trying to show

That as one, we go in the same flow?

Perhaps it is we

Who come from the same tree

Showing that we too can live in glee


Along with he and me

United in harmony.