Midnight Song

midnight chime; stone-set
conclusion: terminated
day, timely quietus

Life's Poetic Essence

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Sunrise Again

Serene sunrise, through plainland horizons
beyond visions set unto time’s project . . .

Appreciation, outlast today’s harsh
bottom lines; hang on, through uncertain times

Impress instead, life’s opportunity;
warm my core against depleting disparity

Stay close, Sunshine, through rain & raging storm
while your flame flicker & dim . . . never end

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Library Poem

Let’s Go to the Library

High vaults & bookstacks proffer spines, aligned
inside fragrant clouds, wooden smells sublime
where paper decay means proof of perspective
where organic appeal assures fulfillment
through community news, and such events
which require a space of open access

Public attraction generous to self, place of
reflection, with old study smell; people
peruse, still . . . scan & borrow print volumes
Even now they arrive, hunker in nooks
kick feet up, crack books—enshrouded in thick
woody-scent aromas, creamed coffee & art

Devices hardly compare, but can serve
to reserve from your library online.   

Written in mind of the indispensable library and today’s International Day for Universal Access to Information

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Poems & Poetic Prose