Sierra Nevadas

Sharp peaks jab the sky
dark pines wear thick coats of snow
blue skies over all

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Davis

Green, flat, lush compared
to SoCal, room to stretch and
grow a family.

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San Francisco

Viewed from 1-80
you’re just a narrow slice of
Chicago, bayside.
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Grey day

Desaturated
world caressed by soft, wan light
all sharp edges dulled

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Crafting

Ugly, but I made
it, my hands imparting new
life to odds and ends.

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Maxfield Parrish

Girls on rocks artist
his blues so luminous they
named one after him

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Career change

This is why she can’t
move back East, the cubicle
life too dim, dull, stale.

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Pinterest lies

Looking glass spray paint
fail. Dollar Tree junk still lacks
Pottery Barn charm.

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Winter sun

Summer is golden
butterscotch, January
skim milk, thin weak pale.

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