Emerge

 Emerge I have stayed in my place Rooted into the deep cool earth Surrounded by design and purpose Yet my branches were barren and cold I felt I might be getting too old And shivered at the thought of the end   But then the daylight grew longer The chill of the night began to…

Simple

  Simple Sometimes I just try too hard to be poetic Trying to turn every little detail of the day into something profound All the while life stands there beckoning in all its grand simplicity A conversation A smile A beautiful face The clouds The mountains The rain All these things in short refrains That…

California

California Welcome to the land of the poppies Welcome to the land of the sun Come in to the land of the waves and the sea To the place where life is lived on In a way where we all get to live it Despite our differences, our opinions We welcome the blue of our…