Pastel Morning


Grays, mauves, sages, soft beiges, and oranges,

With grades of taupe,

Color the forest, the quiet forest,

On this winter morn,

In January.


Corinth, Vermont

Corinth, Vermont

Light snow falls from gray skies

covering Orange of sunrise,

Moments ago, fled by.

Mountains strong and steady

loom high.

French toast on the griddle say, “Goodbye.’

Water sounds in the shower beside.

Clean suds, warm upon the skin.

What passes by.

Time flows into Time

In a place I love.