Gratuitous Self-Indulgence

Behind the mind’s curtain

Words frantically tumble

Into and out of place

That perfect combination

To transfer to duller ink

But sometimes

I just have to say-

Who’s a good boy

Who’s a very good boy?

IMG_2033You’re a good boy. Yes, you are.

Doggie.


For more adorable animals, my fantasy novel, The Guests of Honor, is available here. Its sequel, With Honor Intact, can be found here.

And In These Moments

My dog has an unreciprocated love affair with butterfly shadows.

They dance.

They tease.

Then, in front of his very eyes-

They vanish.

Even when the true butterfly settles in front of him-

Or darts in front of his nose-

He remains true always to the shadow.

While a fine connoisseur of shadows, myself-

I hope that I am never too focused-

To look up from the ground-

And see the moment the wing of a butterfly-

Catches the sideways slant of a sunbeam.

IMG_0004A lover of water and shadows


While not as charming as my dog, I have some shadows and water in my fantasy novel, The Guests of Honor. It is available here.