View From a Parking Lot at 6 am – A Sonnet

chalky sky, rorschach trees, songbirds stirring. cruel breeze rustling through slated overgrowth, subdued ‘neath viscous weight. raindrops spurring sediment’ry displacement, bound by oath. a lone squirrel bounds from limb to limb, bending weathered branches silhouetted against the blue hour. sullen, overcast, fending off the heat of blooming hours, incensed. puddles like rippling continents flowing into…

Changing Face

hear the rain falling weary tonight spattering against the dry planks gorging swelling in delight oxidation staining blackening tannins ebonizing transforming changing face

Uprooted

sitting outside of work dilapidated jeep light misting splotched spreading like button mushrooms across the windshield fluid bulbs trapping light obscured sun hidden from sight smog grey clouds splayed overhead so thick I think they’re grazing the treeline piercing the turgid mat gnarled limbs ruffled fingers swaying with anticipation they dance for the rain as…